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He went from the intellectual and bohemian circles of Berkeley to the highest levels of government secrecy as the director of the Manhattan Project. He became the most famous scientist since Einstein. J. Robert Oppenheimer was a surprising choice to head the project to develop a working nuclear weapon. But even his critics agree he performed brilliantly. From his childhood in New York to his ordeal during the Red Menace scares, this is the compelling story of "the Father of the Atomic Bomb." See formerly secret footage from the Manhattan Project, including the historic Los Alamos tests, and meet the scientists who worked with him. Old friends reveal the private side of Oppenheimer, while his tragic ordeal in the McCarthy hearings is recounted by his lawyer and through newsreel footage. BIOGRAPHY explores the life and personal feelings of the man who helped open the door to the nuclear age.
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