J. Robert Oppenheimer And The Atomic Story

By: Kugelmass, J. Alvin

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed on the dedication page by the author with an inscription, and dated 1962. The book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The spine ends of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are generally clean and bright. There is some toning to both front and rear endpapers where a previous owner has laid in several newspaper clippings. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing to the spine ends, corners and cover edges. "Julius Robert Oppenheimer (April 22, 1904 – February 18, 1967) was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Oppenheimer was the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory and is among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb" for their role in the Manhattan Project, the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons. The first atomic bomb was successfully detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Trinity test in New Mexico. Oppenheimer later remarked that it brought to mind words from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." [2][note 2] In August 1945, the weapons were used in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. " (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author

Title: J. Robert Oppenheimer And The Atomic Story

Author Name: Kugelmass, J. Alvin

Categories: Science,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner, Inc.: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A40463

Keywords: Science J. Alvin Kugelmass Signed Edition J. Robert Oppenheimer Atomic Energy Atomic Bombs Biography Science,