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"Stunning... [an] extraordinary book."

"This brief but penetrating account of [Oppenheimer's] downfall may come closest to explaining his contemporary relevance."

"A must-read... No details are spared in exploring whether the hydrogen bomb's development could have been averted and history possibly changed, nor in examining the jealousy and deception that ultimately destroyed Oppenheimer."

"A superb and fascinating book that illuminates unseen dimensions of one of the most controversial American stories of the twentieth century."

"Pricilla J. McMillan understands that reality and, without patronizing the reader, writes an engrossing narrative that anyone with any level of background—or lack thereof—on this most important of subjects can follow"

"McMillan offers a meticulously detailed account of the trial and the McCarthy-era shenanigans that surrounded it."

The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer
And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2018
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 416 pages
Illustrations: 23 b&w photos
ISBN: 9781421425672