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An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert by Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

A gripping narrative of the affection and betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, informed during the lives of 3 distinct women.

Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of battle, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a brilliant new view of a tumultuous period and one in all its most vital figures. within the early a long time of the 20 th century, 3 hugely formidable girls chanced on their approach to the West Coast, the place every one was once destined to collide with the younger Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose paintings in growing the atomic bomb may endlessly impression smooth heritage. His first and so much excessive love used to be for Jean Tatlock, notwithstanding he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both have been contributors of the Communist Party—and was once rumored to have had a scandalous affair with the bright Ruth Sherman Tolman, ten years his senior and the spouse of one other celebrated physicist. even though every one have been attached via their courting to Oppenheimer, their studies replicate vital alterations within the lives of yank ladies within the twentieth century: the clash among occupation and marriage; the necessity for a girl to outline herself independently; experimentation with sexuality; and the expansion of occupation opportunities.

Beautifully written and beautifully researched via a wealthy selection of firsthand bills, this intimate portrait stocks the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an captivating guy and 3 daring ladies, revealing how they driven to the very vanguard of social and cultural alterations in a desirable, risky era.

"Through diligent learn, remarkable insights, and transparent, incisive writing, Streshinsky and Klaus have deepened our realizing of Robert Oppenheimer's emotional existence and loves. to realize his interesting complexity, readers attracted to the twentieth century's so much interesting American scientist needs to now complement the various biographical Oppenheimer tomes with this significant concise and unique e-book. an individual with the slightest curiosity in Oppenheimer's biography will be unable to place it down." —Martin J. Sherwin, co-author of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

“An Atomic Love tale is a narrative of many loves. an entire new diversity of Robert Oppenheimer’s existence emerges, a deeper and richer view of 1 of the pivotal figures of the twentieth century.” —Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb

“It is very unlikely to determine Robert Oppenheimer entire with no knowing the 3 nice loves of his existence. A closed ebook to many of the international, he opened himself to those 3 girls, exhibiting them the intensity and depth of his eager for the intimacies of the spirit in addition to these of the flesh. An Atomic Love tale provides us the lacking piece of the man.” —Patricia O’Toole, writer of The 5 of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His buddies and whilst Trumpets name: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House

Shirley Streshinsky is the seriously acclaimed writer of 3 works of nonfiction and 4 old novels. As a journalist and go back and forth essayist, she has written widely for Redbook, Glamour, upkeep, American background, the yankee student, and Condé Nast vacationer and has been featured on NPR. She is the recipient of the Society of journal Writers’ Award for Excellence and the nationwide Council for the development of schooling Writing Award. She was once married to the past due photojournalist Ted Streshinsky and has 3 grown teenagers. She lives in Kensington (Berkeley), California.

Patricia Klaus acquired her PhD in glossy British historical past from Stanford the place she really expert in women’s experiences, the background of marriage, and the learn of struggle and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the college of Virginia and has released scholarly papers almost about girls. Klaus lives along with her husband and sons on a farm in Sonoma County, California.

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