AUTHORSerber, Robert / Crease, Robert P.
TITLEPeace and War: Reminiscences of a Life on the Frontiers of Science
PUBLISHERColumbia University Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1998
ISBN0-231-10546-0


This autobiography chronicles the life of Robert Serber, one of the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project and chief theoretical research assistant to J. Robert Oppenheimer. It is split into three sections presenting the periods before, during, and after World War II. The author tells of his experiences assembling the bombs on Tinian Island and walking among the ruins after they were dropped. He also offers insight into the controversy of the Manhattan Project and recounts many stories involving Oppenheimer, Teller, Gell-Mann, Lawrence, and others. The book includes many personal letters and recollections.


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