Bernstein, Jeremy. Oppenheimer.

Author:Levinson, Daniel
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

BERNSTEIN, Jeremy. Oppenheimer. Ivan R. Dee. 223p. illus. notes. index. c2004. 1-56663-666-3. $14.95. SA *

This is one of four new books focusing on the scientist who led the program that produced the first atomic bomb. It is also the shortest and most accessible. Bernstein has been writing about complex science for an educated general audience at The New Yorker for years, and as a writer who actually studied for a time with Oppenheimer at Princeton, he's admirably suited to examine the life, work and legacy. The book is clearly and sensibly...

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