About this book
A biography of Oppenheimer, the man who oversaw the invention of the first atomic bomb. His attempts to resist the escalation of the Cold War arms race set him on a collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy.
J Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb - a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.