Apr 20, 2021
A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Posted by Mark Wolverton

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 AdvaA 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a shattered life, although he never truly recovered from the McCarthy inspired persecution he suffered Previously unpublished FBI files round out the picture and cast a sinister cloud over Oppenheimer s final years, during which he remained under occasional surveillance.Mark Wolverton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.

  • Title: A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Author: Mark Wolverton
  • ISBN: 9781429953283
  • Page: 477
  • Format: ebook
  • A Life in Twilight The Final Years of J Robert Oppenheimer 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 Atomic Energy Commission s investigation into


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