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By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus

A gripping narrative of the affection and betrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, instructed throughout the lives of 3 specific women.

Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of warfare, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a bright new view of a tumultuous period and certainly one of its most crucial figures. within the early a long time of the twentieth century, 3 hugely formidable ladies stumbled on their option to the West Coast, the place every one used to be destined to collide with the younger Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose paintings in developing the atomic bomb could perpetually influence glossy heritage. His first and such a lot severe love used to be for Jean Tatlock, notwithstanding he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both have been participants of the Communist Party—and was once rumored to have had a scandalous affair with the intense Ruth Sherman Tolman, ten years his senior and the spouse of one other celebrated physicist. even if every one have been attached via their courting to Oppenheimer, their reports mirror very important alterations within the lives of yank ladies within the twentieth century: the clash among profession and marriage; the necessity for a girl to outline herself independently; experimentation with sexuality; and the expansion of profession opportunities.

Beautifully written and fantastically researched via a wealthy choice of firsthand debts, this intimate portrait stocks the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an eye-catching guy and 3 daring girls, revealing how they driven to the very vanguard of social and cultural alterations in a desirable, unstable era.

"Through diligent learn, awesome 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 remarkable concise and specific 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 variety of Robert Oppenheimer’s lifestyles 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 very unlikely to determine Robert Oppenheimer complete with out knowing the 3 nice loves of his existence. A closed e-book to many of the global, 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 pals and while 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 trip essayist, she has written largely for Redbook, Glamour, maintenance, American background, the yank student, and Condé Nast visitor 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 childrens. She lives in Kensington (Berkeley), California.

Patricia Klaus got her PhD in smooth British historical past from Stanford the place she really expert in women’s reviews, the historical past of marriage, and the research of warfare and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the college of Virginia and has released scholarly papers as regards to girls. Klaus lives along with her husband and sons on a farm in Sonoma County, California.

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