AUTHORKunetka, James W.
TITLEThe General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer - The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb
PUBLISHERRegnery Publishing Inc
CITYWashington D.C
DATE PUBLISHED2015
ISBN978-1-62157-338-8


This work focuses on the two men primarily responsible for the development of the first U.S. atomic bombs. The author seeks to explain the personal relationship between Robert J. Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves, two men whose personalities and backgrounds differed markedly. He shows how they successfully integrated military personnel and civilian scientists into the Manhattan project, enabling the bombs to be produced in fewer than three years. The derivative narrative focuses on the two traits that produced the bomb – Oppenheimer’s intelligence and Groves’ initiative. The book retraces much of the content of previous biographical works.


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