Author Herken's Book
Brotherhood of the Bomb
The author, a senior historian and curator at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, presents an inside look at the men who developed America's atomic weapons between 1930 and 1960, centering on Ernest Lawrence (inventor of the cyclotron), J. Robert Oppenheimer (the theoretical physicist who shepherded the atomic bomb to fruition, and lived to regret it), and Edward Teller (father of the H-bomb). But the story is primarily political: Herken uses FBI fil...
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