By Shirley Streshinsky,Patricia Klaus
Set opposed to a dramatic backdrop of conflict, spies, and nuclear bombs, An Atomic Love tale unveils a bright new view of a tumultuous period and one among its most crucial figures. within the early many years of the twentieth century, 3 hugely bold ladies discovered their option to the West Coast, the place every one was once destined to collide with the younger Oppenheimer, the enigmatic physicist whose paintings in growing the atomic bomb might ceaselessly influence smooth historical past. His first and such a lot extreme love was once for Jean Tatlock, notwithstanding he married the tempestuous Kitty Harrison—both have been individuals of the Communist Party—and used to be 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 reports replicate very important alterations within the lives of yankee ladies 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 fantastically researched via a wealthy choice 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 vanguard of social and cultural alterations in a desirable, unstable era.
"Through diligent examine, extraordinary insights, and transparent, incisive writing, Streshinsky and Klaus have deepened our realizing of Robert Oppenheimer's emotional existence and loves. to understand his interesting complexity, readers attracted to the 20 th century's so much fascinating American scientist needs to now complement the numerous biographical Oppenheimer tomes with this tremendous concise and special booklet. somebody with the slightest curiosity in Oppenheimer's biography won't be able 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 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 determine Robert Oppenheimer complete with out knowing the 3 nice loves of his existence. A closed booklet to lots of the international, he opened himself to those 3 girls, displaying 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 while 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 greatly for Redbook, Glamour, upkeep, American historical past, the yank pupil, 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 bought her PhD in smooth British historical past from Stanford the place she really good in women’s reviews, the background of marriage, and the research of struggle and literature. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, and the college 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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