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J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Brain Behind the Bomb

Series: Inventors Who Changed the World

By Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher

In this title in the Inventors Who Changed the World series, Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher offer a biography of the brilliant and enigmatic scientist who directed the development of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer's tumultuous relationship with the United States government is also explored, including accusations that he was a Communist. Activities for young readers related to the topic can be found at the end of the book.

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Reviews

"The chapter on the Manhattan Project and the subsequent atomic bomb test in New Mexico are fascinating . . . a wonderful addition to any middle school library."

Denton Independent School District, May 15, 2008

". . . a wonderful source of information and is very user friendly."

Omaha Public Schools, December 21, 2008

". . . compelling biography . . ."

Booklist, July 2007

"The layperson can easily understand the life of this American physicist. His complex studies in science are explained with clarity."

Infolink Book Evaluation Program, December 2007

"This biography shows both the complexity of the man and the importance of his work as the leader of a team of scientists who created the atom bomb . . . This book is a good choice for libraries."

School Library Journal, November 2007

"Very thorough in its coverage of the subject . . ."

Erie 2–Chautauqua–Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services, June 2007

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