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Science  12 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5699, pp. 1137
DOI: 10.1126/science.1104979

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J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century. by David C. Cassidy. Pi Press, New York, 2004. 480 pp. $27.95, C$39.95. ISBN 0-13-147996-2.

The author offers an account of Oppenheimer's rise and fall accompanied by considerations of social, cultural, and political aspects of the explosive expansion of science in the 20th-century United States.