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By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

A gripping narrative of the affection and betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, advised in the course of the lives of 3 certain women.

Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of warfare, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a brilliant new view of a tumultuous period and one among its most crucial figures. within the early many years of the twentieth century, 3 hugely formidable ladies chanced on their solution to the West Coast, the place each one used to be destined to collide with the younger Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose paintings in developing the atomic bomb may ceaselessly impression sleek historical past. His first and so much severe love was once for Jean Tatlock, notwithstanding he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both have been contributors of the Communist Party—and used to be 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 supposing every one have been attached via their dating to Oppenheimer, their reviews mirror vital adjustments 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 number of firsthand money owed, this intimate portrait stocks the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an beautiful guy and 3 daring girls, revealing how they driven to the very vanguard of social and cultural adjustments in a desirable, unstable era.

"Through diligent learn, impressive insights, and transparent, incisive writing, Streshinsky and Klaus have deepened our knowing of Robert Oppenheimer's emotional lifestyles and loves. to realize his attention-grabbing complexity, readers attracted to the twentieth century's such a lot exciting American scientist needs to now complement the various biographical Oppenheimer tomes with this magnificent concise and distinctive e-book. a person 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 20 th century.” —Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Making of the Atomic Bomb

“It is most unlikely to work out Robert Oppenheimer entire with out realizing the 3 nice loves of his lifestyles. A closed ebook to many of the international, he opened himself to those 3 ladies, 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 supplies us the lacking piece of the man.” —Patricia O’Toole, writer of The 5 of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His associates and whilst Trumpets name: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House

Shirley Streshinsky is the significantly acclaimed writer of 3 works of nonfiction and 4 old novels. As a journalist and commute essayist, she has written greatly for Redbook, Glamour, protection, American background, the yankee student, and Condé Nast tourist 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 overdue photojournalist Ted Streshinsky and has 3 grown young children. She lives in Kensington (Berkeley), California.

Patricia Klaus got her PhD in sleek British heritage from Stanford the place she really expert in women’s stories, the background of marriage, and the learn of warfare and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the collage of Virginia and has released scholarly papers with regards to girls. Klaus lives along with her husband and sons on a farm in Sonoma County, California.

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