AUTHORDavis, Nuel Pharr
TITLELawrence and Oppenheimer
CITYNew York, NY

This joint biography documents the careers of Ernest Lawrence and Robert Oppenheimer and their turbulent relationship at the time of the building of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during World War II. Davis examines the consequences of the scientists’ political and scientific arguments about nuclear weapons and their use. He also attempts to explain the complex interactions between science and government. The author draws on popular, technical, and governmental materials to provide background information, and uses interviews with about 100 of the scientists’ associates. Much additional information has emerged since the book was written.

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