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In the Matter of J Robert Oppenheimer

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This publication brings back into print the complete testimony, as released by the AEC in 1954, of the hearing called to determine if Oppenheimer was a "security risk." But the importance of the document goes far beyond the considered question of whether to terminate his security clearance: The testimony spans Oppenheimer's personal life from the 1920s to the 1950s, reflects the broader political and scientific stirrings of this period, and raises issues that remain central today. The document develops all these themes--it is a compelling human portrait, an eyewitness history of some of the most important events of the century, and a flashback to one of the points of origin of our present concerns with the arms race and government decision making, conscientious dissent and national loyalty.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1971
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0262710021
ISBN-13:
9780262710022
Number of pages:
1084
Publisher:
The MIT Press

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This publication brings back into print the complete testimony, as released by the AEC in 1954, of the hearing called to determine if Oppenheimer was a "security risk." But the importance of the document goes far beyond the considered question of whether to terminate his security clearance: The testimony spans Oppenheimer's personal life from the 1920s to the 1950s, reflects the broader political and scientific stirrings of this period, and raises issues that remain central today. The document develops all these themes--it is a compelling human portrait, an eyewitness history of some of the most important events of the century, and a flashback to one of the points of origin of our present concerns with the arms race and government decision making, conscientious dissent and national loyalty.

Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1971
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0262710021
ISBN-13:
9780262710022
Number of pages:
1084
Publisher:
The MIT Press

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