American Prometheus by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2005. Twenty-five years in the making, the book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The book's title references the legend of Prometheus, as mentioned in Scientific Monthly in September 1945:

The 845th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Part 1 Audio Cassette 21135835 $37.87 2007
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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Hardcover 141931 $14.00 $2.91 2005
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