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J. Robert Oppenheimer

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A Nation's Security: The Case of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. Ed. Michael Wharton. London: Secker and Warburg, 1955.

Kevles, Daniel. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.

Rabi, I.I., Robert Serber, Victor F. Weisskopf, Abraham Pais, and Glenn T. Seaborg. Oppenheimer. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969.

Rummel, Jack. Makers of Modern Science: Robert Oppenheimer, Dark Prince. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

Szasz, Ferenc Morton. The Day the Sun Rose Twice: The Story of the Trinity Site Nuclear Explosion July 16, 1945. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.

York, Herbert F. The Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman Company, 1976.

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J. Oppie is cool

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Oppenheimer - Not a martyr

by Peter60, July 16, 2013

I was disturbed by this edition of Spark Notes. Oppenheimer got a raw deal but he brought a lot of the problems on himself. His wife, girlfriend, brother, and many of his friends had ties to the Communist Party. He lied to investigators about his relationships. Considering that the Soviet Union had exploded an atomic bomb with help from their agents in the US like Klaus Fuchs, concerns about Oppenheimer were more than justified. Also, General Groves testified at the hearing - not a trial - that he would not approve Oppenheimer's security cle... Read more

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