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The Resource Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect, Charles Thorpe

Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect, Charles Thorpe

Label
Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect
Title
Oppenheimer
Title remainder
the tragic intellect
Statement of responsibility
Charles Thorpe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the state that developed out of World War II. By tracing the making - and unmaking - of Oppenheimer's wartime and postwar scientific identity, Charles Thorpe illustrates the struggles over the role of the scientist in relation to nuclear weapons, the state, and culture. A stylish intellectual biography, Oppenheimer maps out changes in the roles of scientists and intellectuals in twentieth-century America, ultimately revealing transformations in Oppenheimer's persona that coincided with changing attitudes toward science in society
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thorpe, Charles
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O62
LC item number
T56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Oppenheimer, Julius Robert
  • Oppenheimer, Julius Robert
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Physicists
  • Scientists
  • Science
  • Science and state
  • Atomic bomb
  • Kernwapens
  • Ethische aspecten
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Sciences
  • Politique scientifique
  • Bombe atomique
  • Physiciens
Label
Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect, Charles Thorpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : charisma, self, and sociological biography -- Struggling for self -- Confronting the world -- King of the hill -- Against time -- Power and vocation -- "I was an idiot" -- The last intellectual?
Control code
68712113
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 413 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226798462
Lccn
2006015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68712113
Label
Oppenheimer : the tragic intellect, Charles Thorpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : charisma, self, and sociological biography -- Struggling for self -- Confronting the world -- King of the hill -- Against time -- Power and vocation -- "I was an idiot" -- The last intellectual?
Control code
68712113
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 413 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226798462
Lccn
2006015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)68712113

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