A Life In Twilight Reveals The Least Known And Most Enigmatic Period Of J Robert Oppenheimer S Life, From The Public Humiliation He Endured After The 1954 Atomic Energy Commission S Investigation Into His Alleged Communist Leanings And Connections To His Death In 1967 It Covers Oppenheimer S Continued Work As A Scientist And Philosopher And Head Of The Institute For Advanced Study In Princeton, His Often Controversial Public Appearances, As Well As Parts Of His Private Life.What Emerges Is A Portrait Of A Man Who Was Toppled From The Highest Echelons Of Politics And Society, Had To See His Honor And Name Blackened, But Succeeded In Maintaining His Dignity And Rebuilding A Shattered Life, Although He Never Truly Recovered From The McCarthy Inspired Persecution He Suffered Previously Unpublished FBI Files Round Out The Picture And Cast A Sinister Cloud Over Oppenheimer S Final Years, During Which He Remained Under Occasional Surveillance.Mark Wolverton Has Succeeded In Presenting An Evenhanded And Very Well Researched Account Of A Life That Ended In Twilight It Reads Like A Written Version Of The Acclaimed Film Good Night, And Good Luck, And Indeed Murrow S Interview With Oppenheimer Is One Of The Central Elements Of The Story A Life In Twilight Is An Important Exploration, Not Only Of A Prominent Scientist And Philosopher, But Also Of An Unforgettable Era In American History. Brilliant man, information was a little dry in many places Last few chapters were of interest to me. There have been many biographies of Oppenheimer, which cover the main points of his life I really enjoyed that the author chose to focus entirely on his later years the years that other bios would devote only half of a chapter to If you re looking for the definitive Oppenheimer bio, this is
After two books of short stories that just weren t right for the moment, I ve found a book that I can dive into For a long time, I ve wondered what happened to Oppenheimer after Los Alamos, after the AEC investigation Now I can read about it really enjoyed this A very informative and readable account of Oppenheimer last years.
- 339 pages
- A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
- Mark Wolverton
- 27 April 2018 Mark Wolverton