American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)
audiobook read by Jeff Cummings (Blackstone, 2006)
A huge biography, manifestly thorough in detailing Oppenheimer’s life and times (though the authors’ commitment to prefiguring and then detailing Oppie’s security hearing becomes a bit much). Oppenheimer’s flaws are acknowledged. American political and military figures sink still further in history’s estimation.