In the Matter of J-Robert Oppenheimer. The Security Clearance Hearing (Broché)

Richard Polenberg

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  • Paru le : 11/04/2002
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At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb, he was awarded the Medal for Merit, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a civilian. Yet, in 1953, Oppenheimer was denied security clearance amidst allegations that he was "more probably than not" an "agent of the Soviet Union." Determined to clear his name, he insisted on a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commissions Personnel Security Board. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer contains an edited and annotated transcript of the 1954 hearing, as well as the various reports resulting from it. Drawing on recently declassified FBI files, Richard Polenberg's introductory and concluding essays situate the hearing in the Cold War period, and his thoughtful analysis helps explain why the hearing was held, why it turned out as it did, and what that result meant, both for Oppenheimer and for the United States.
  • Date de parution : 11/04/2002
  • Editeur : Comstock / Cornell
  • ISBN : 0-8014-8661-0
  • EAN : 9780801486616
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 409 pages
  • Poids : 0.615 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,5 cm × 23,5 cm × 2,8 cm

Biographie de Richard Polenberg

RICHARD POLENBERG is Goldwin Smith Professor of American History at Cornell University. Among his previous books is Fighting Faiths: The Abrams Case, the Supreme Court, and Free Speech, also from Cornell.

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