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Robert Oppenheimer - A Life Inside the Center

Ray Monk

Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb-a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the "Father of the Atomic Bomb." But with his actions leading up to that great achievement, he also set himself on a dangerous collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch-hunters. In Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center, Ray Monk, author of peerless biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, goes deeper than any previous biographer in the quest to solve the enigma of Oppenheimer's motivations and his complex personality. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Oppenheimer was a man of phenomenal intellectual attributes, driven by an ambition to overcome his status as an outsider and penetrate the heart of political and social life. As a young scientist, his talent and drive allowed him to enter a community peopled by the great names of twentieth-century physics-men such as Niels Bohr, Max Born, Paul Dirac, and Albert Einstein-and to play a role in the laboratories and classrooms where the world was being changed forever, where the secrets of the universe, whether within atomic nuclei or collapsing stars, revealed themselves. But Oppenheimer's path went beyond one of assimilation, scientific success, and world fame. The implications of the discoveries at Los Alamos weighed heavily upon this fragile and complicated man. In the 1930s, in a climate already thick with paranoia and espionage, he made suspicious connections, and in the wake of the Allied victory, his attempts to resist the escalation of the Cold War arms race led many to question his loyalties. Through compassionate investigation and with towering scholarship, Ray Monk's Robert Oppenheimer tells an unforgettable story of discovery, secrecy, impossible choices, and unimaginable destruction.

Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb-a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the "Father of the Atomic Bomb." But with his actions leading up to that great achievement, he also set himself on a dangerous collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch-hunters. In Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center, Ray Monk, author of peerless biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, goes deeper than any previous biographer in the quest to solve the enigma of Oppenheimer's motivations and his complex personality. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Oppenheimer was a man of phenomenal intellectual attributes, driven by an ambition to overcome his status as an outsider and penetrate the heart of political and social life. As a young scientist, his talent and drive allowed him to enter a community peopled by the great names of twentieth-century physics-men such as Niels Bohr, Max Born, Paul Dirac, and Albert Einstein-and to play a role in the laboratories and classrooms where the world was being changed forever, where the secrets of the universe, whether within atomic nuclei or collapsing stars, revealed themselves. But Oppenheimer's path went beyond one of assimilation, scientific success, and world fame. The implications of the discoveries at Los Alamos weighed heavily upon this fragile and complicated man. In the 1930s, in a climate already thick with paranoia and espionage, he made suspicious connections, and in the wake of the Allied victory, his attempts to resist the escalation of the Cold War arms race led many to question his loyalties. Through compassionate investigation and with towering scholarship, Ray Monk's Robert Oppenheimer tells an unforgettable story of discovery, secrecy, impossible choices, and unimaginable destruction.
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Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb-a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer the "Father of the Atomic Bomb." But with his actions leading up to that great achievement, he also set himself on a dangerous collision course with Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch-hunters. In Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center, Ray Monk, author of peerless biographies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, goes deeper than any previous biographer in the quest to solve the enigma of Oppenheimer's motivations and his complex personality. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, Oppenheimer was a man of phenomenal intellectual attributes, driven by an ambition to overcome his status as an outsider and penetrate the heart of political and social life. As a young scientist, his talent and drive allowed him to enter a community peopled by the great names of twentieth-century physics-men such as Niels Bohr, Max Born, Paul Dirac, and Albert Einstein-and to play a role in the laboratories and classrooms where the world was being changed forever, where the secrets of the universe, whether within atomic nuclei or collapsing stars, revealed themselves. But Oppenheimer's path went beyond one of assimilation, scientific success, and world fame. The implications of the discoveries at Los Alamos weighed heavily upon this fragile and complicated man. In the 1930s, in a climate already thick with paranoia and espionage, he made suspicious connections, and in the wake of the Allied victory, his attempts to resist the escalation of the Cold War arms race led many to question his loyalties. Through compassionate investigation and with towering scholarship, Ray Monk's Robert Oppenheimer tells an unforgettable story of discovery, secrecy, impossible choices, and unimaginable destruction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Goldstrom

Length:

35h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:01


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:53


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:40


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:27


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:59


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:54


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:57


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:33


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:37


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:16


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:16


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:00


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:57


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:44


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:32


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:54


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:55


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:41


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:45


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:00


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:20


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:01


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:10


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:09


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:57


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:56


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:46


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:57


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:43


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:53


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:56


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:47


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:19


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:38


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:01


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:23


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:23


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:03


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:00


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:01


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:43


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:09


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:06


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:01


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:10


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:04


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:25


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:34


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:41


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:15


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:40


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:42


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:45


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:16


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:45


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:46


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:26


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:36


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:59


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:43


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:05


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:55


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:42


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:31


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:34


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:43


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:34


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:54


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:56


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:43


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:55


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:57


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:58


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:07


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:49


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:01


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:38


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

04:39


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:46


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:06


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:32


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:50


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:56


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:49


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:50


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:09

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