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"A fascinating new perspective.... Thorpe's book provides the best perspective yet for understanding Oppenheimer's Los Alamos years, which were critical, after all, not only to his life but, for better or worse, the history of mankind." - Catherine Westfall, Nature "This is an outstandingly well-researched book, a pleasure to read and distinguished by the high quality of its observations and judgments. It will be of special interest to scholars of modern history, but non-specialist readers will enjoy the clarity that Thorpe brings to common misunderstandings about his subject." - Graham Farmelo, Times Higher Education Supplement"

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Charles Thorpe is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego.


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