By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus
Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of battle, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a bright 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 bold ladies chanced on their method 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 endlessly impression glossy background. His first and such a lot excessive love was once for Jean Tatlock, although 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 intense Ruth Sherman Tolman, ten years his senior and the spouse of one other celebrated physicist. even though each one have been attached via their dating to Oppenheimer, their stories mirror vital alterations within the lives of yank girls within the twentieth century: the clash among profession and marriage; the necessity for a lady to outline herself independently; experimentation with sexuality; and the expansion of profession opportunities.
Beautifully written and beautifully researched via a wealthy selection of firsthand money owed, this intimate portrait stocks the tragedies, betrayals, and romances of an desirable guy and 3 daring ladies, revealing how they driven to the very leading edge of social and cultural alterations in a desirable, risky era.
"Through diligent study, exceptional insights, and transparent, incisive writing, Streshinsky and Klaus have deepened our figuring out of Robert Oppenheimer's emotional existence and loves. to realize his interesting complexity, readers drawn to the twentieth century's such a lot interesting American scientist needs to now complement the numerous biographical Oppenheimer tomes with this significant concise and exact publication. someone 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. a complete 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 most unlikely to work out Robert Oppenheimer entire with no realizing the 3 nice loves of his lifestyles. A closed ebook to lots 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 offers 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 whilst Trumpets name: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House
Shirley Streshinsky is the severely acclaimed writer of 3 works of nonfiction and 4 ancient novels. As a journalist and commute essayist, she has written broadly for Redbook, Glamour, renovation, American background, the yank pupil, 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 used to be married to the past due photojournalist Ted Streshinsky and has 3 grown young ones. She lives in Kensington (Berkeley), California.
Patricia Klaus got her PhD in sleek British background from Stanford the place she really good in women’s reviews, the historical past of marriage, and the research of struggle and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the collage of Virginia and has released scholarly papers just about ladies. Klaus lives together with her husband and sons on a farm in Sonoma County, California.
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