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Robert Oppenheimer

Physicist (22-Apr-1904 — 18-Feb-1967)


Jeremy Bernstein. Oppenheimer: Portrait of an Enigma. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd.. 2004.

Kai Bird; Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2005. 721pp.

David Cassidy. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century. Pi Press. 2004. 408pp.

Charles P. Curtis. The Oppenheimer Case: The Trial of a Security System. Simon and Schuster. 1955. 281pp.

Peter Goodchild. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds. London: BBC. 1980. 301pp.

Gregg Herken. Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 2002. 448pp.

James W. Kunetka. Oppenheimer: The Years of Risk. Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1982.

Priscilla McMillan. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race. New York: Viking Press. 2005. 384pp.

Peter Michelmore. The Swift Years: The Robert Oppenheimer Story. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1969. 273pp.

Jim Ottaviani; et. al.. Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb. G. T. Labs. 2001. 240pp.

Abraham Pais; Robert P. Crease. J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life. Oxford University Press. 2006.

Denise Royal. The Story of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1969. 196pp.

S. S. Schweber. Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius. Harvard University Press. 2008. 412pp.

Silvan S. Schweber. In the Shadow of the Bomb: Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist. Princeton University Press. 2000. 260pp.

Philip M. Stern; Harold P. Green. The Oppenheimer Case: Security on Trial. New York, Evanston, & London: Harper & Row. 1969. 591pp. With a special commentary by Lloyd K. Garrison, chief defense counsel for Oppenheimer.


  1. J. Robert Oppenheimer Papers
    Library of Congress


  1. Transcripts Kept Secret for 60 Years Bolster Defense of Oppenheimer's Loyalty
    by William J. Broad. The New York Times, 11-Oct-2014.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.845)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.569)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.533)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1106)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.781)

  12. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.714)

  13. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.144)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.547)

  15. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.494)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.378)

  17. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.513-33)

  18. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.606)

  19. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.404)

  20. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.365)

  21. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.388)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.131)

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