American Prometheus

Author: Kai Bird,Martin J. Sherwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307424731

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

American Prometheus

Author: Tom Gage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947112018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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American Prometheus: Carnegie's Captain, Bill Jones presents a compelling historical memoir of the illustrious life of rebellious steel genius and inventor, Captain Bill Jones. Hero of the Civil War and Johnstown Flood, Captain Bill Jones built and supervised the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, which in its first five years advanced to the rank of the world's most productive and profitable steel mill. His "hands-on, all over" style solved Carnegie's production problems on the spot, enlisted baseball teams from the Works' departments to defuse ethnic strife, promoted the eight-hour work day, and patented inventions, including the Jones Hot Metal mixer, which revolutionized the steelmaking industry, all while turning down Carnegie's offers of partnership. A deft blend of historical narrative and family memoir, this absorbing account of Jones' dynamic life as a founding key figure in post-Civil War America's Second Industrial Revolution and as a philanthropist in his own right, is told by none other than his great-grandson. Tom Gage moves beyond the role of biographer and storyteller to delve into research that traces Jones' relationship to the steel magnate and explores the mysteries posed by family lore.

The American Prometheus

Author: Gustav Francis Beckh

Publisher: N.A



Page: 51

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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