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Uncle of the Bomb

Steven Shapin: The Oppenheimer Brothers, 23 September 2010

Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and The World He Made Up 
by K.C. Cole.
Houghton Mifflin, 439 pp., $27, August 2009, 978 0 15 100822 3
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... or do you direct attention to his special and distinctive contribution, ‘his own life’? K.C. Cole doesn’t ignore Frank’s relations with his brother, but her heart lies elsewhere. As a scientifically innocent young journalist, she met Frank a few years after the Exploratorium was established – at which point it isn’t clear she even knew of his ...

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