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    • American Prometheus

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
    • By: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A "Blast" from the Past

    • By Roy on 07-10-09

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A World Destroyed

    • Hiroshima and Its Legacies
    • By: Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1975, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb to the decision to use it against Japan and the beginnings of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union.

    Regular price: $19.56