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J. Robert Oppenheimer And the American Century

David Cassidy, Author of Uncertainty: The Life and Science Werner Heisenberg

The first major biography in a generation, published in Oppenheimer’s centenary year, is a magisterial reevaluation of its subject’s role in the making of America—with vital lessons for the nation today.

“Oppenheimer and the American Century is a welcome addition to the history of science.” —atomicarchive.com

“Superb… The similarities between some aspects of current events and the way Oppenheimer’s reputation was destroyed in the 1950s are chilling.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“A most impressive achievement... An insightful, convincing account of Oppenheimer’s actions… placing his life and work in the context of the scientific militarism… —a militarism that Oppenheimer helped shape and that eventually crushed him. This book is an important work that sets new standards for scientific biography.” —Silvan S. Schweber, Brandeis University and Dibner Institute, MIT

“Breaks new ground by explaining Oppenheimer’s rise and fall as an important part of the social, cultural, and political turmoil of America’s twentieth century.” —Gerald Holton, Harvard University.

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Euclid in the Rainforest

Discovering Universal Truth in Logic and Math Joseph Mazur

“This is an absolutely delightful book, full of insight, suffused with gentle humor—a picaresque novel of mathematics.” —Peter Galison, Harvard University, author of Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps

“Euclid in the Rainforest is beautifully written and packed with insights into how mathematicians convince themselves they are right. …This original and charming book is accessible to anyone, and deserves major success.” —Ian Stewart, author of Math Hysteria and Flatterland

“My chief regret after more than 40 years of trying to teach concepts in mathematics and statistics to biology students is that I did not have Mazur’s book available. It should be assigned reading for all undergraduates interested in science.” —R. C. Lewontin, Alexander Agassiz Professor, Harvard University