Table of contents for American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer / Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.


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PART ONE
1. "He Received Every New Idea as Perfectly Beautiful"       9
2. "His Separate Prison"                                    29
3. "I Am Having a Pretty Bad Time"                          41
4. "I Find the Work Hard, Thank God, & Almost Pleasant"     56
5. "I Am Oppenheimer"                                       68
6. "Oppie"                                                  80
7. "The Nim Nim Boys"                                       94

PART TWO
8. "In 1936 My Interests Began to Change"                   111
9. "[Frank] Clipped It Out and Sent It In"                 128
10. "More and More Surely"                                  143
11. "I'm Going to Marry a Friend of Yours, Steve"           153
12. "We Were Pulling the New Deal to the Left"              166
13. "The Coordinator of Rapid Rupture"                      179
14. "The Chevalier Affair"                                  195

PART THREE
15. "He'd Become Very Patriotic"                            205
16. "Too Much Secrecy"                                      223
17. "Oppenheimer Is Telling the Truth.. ."                  236
18. "Suicide, Motive Unknown"                               249
19. "Would You Like to Adopt Her?"                          255
". "Bohr Was God, and Oppie Was His Prophet"               268
"1. "The Impact of the Gadget on Civilization"             277
"2. "Now We're All Sons-of-Bitches"                        290

PART FOUR
"3. "Those Poor Little People"                             313
"4. "I Feel I Have Blood on My Hands"                      323
"5. "People Could Destroy New York"                        336
"6. "Oppie Had a Rash and Is Now Immune"                   351
"7. "An Intellectual Hotel"                                369
"8. "He Couldn't Understand Why He Did It"                 391
"9. "I Am Sure That Is Why She Threw Things at Him"        406
"10. "He Never Let On What His Opinion Was"                 416
"1. "Dark Words About Oppie"                               431
"2. "Scientist X"                                          454
3. "The Beast in the Jungle"                               462

PART FIVE
"4. "It Looks Pretty Bad, Doesn't It?"                     487
"5. "I Fear That This Whole Thing Is a Piece of Idiocy"    498
"6. "A Manifestation of Hysteria"                          523
"7. "A Black Mark on the Escutcheon of Our Country"        538
"8. "I Can Still Feel the Warm Blood on My Hands"          551
"9. "It Was Really Like a Never-Never-Land"                566
"10. "It Should Have Been Done the Day After Trinity"       574
Epilogue: "There's Only One Robert"                     589



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Oppenheimer, J, Robert, 1904-1967, Physicists United States Biography, Atomic bomb United States History, Science Political aspects United States History 20th century