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The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race (Paperback)

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In a groundbreaking book that recasts the history of the Cold War, bestselling author Priscilla J. McMillan exposes, for the first time, the truth behind J. Robert Oppenheimeras 1954 trial on charges of violating national security. Drawing on newly declassified papers and extensive interviews, McMillan places Oppenheimeras opposition to development of the hydrogen bomb at the heart of the storyaopposition that made him the victim of government officials who, conspiring with rival scientist Edward Teller, deceived President Eisenhower and trapped the enigmatic genius who had done more than anyone to build the atomic bomb. A chilling exposA(c) of the McCarthy-era conspiracy that helped propel the East-West arms race, this is a spellbinding work of history.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142001158
SKU 202160806
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142001155
Release Date 4/10/2007
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