Get Real Non-Fiction Book Group: American Prometheus:The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird

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Get Real Non-Fiction Bookgroup

Love true stories? Join the Get Real Nonfiction Book Group. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the HCH Community Room. Every month we feature a "ripped from the headlines" topic to read and discuss.  


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Please join our lively book group for a discussion of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird on Tuesday, November 14th @ 1:00 in the HCH Community Room.  American Prometheus is the definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, "father of the atomic bomb," the brilliant, charismatic physicist who led the effort to capture the awesome fire of the sun for his country in time of war. Immediately after Hiroshima, he became the most famous scientist of his generation-one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, the embodiment of modern man confronting the consequences of scientific progress. This book is the basis of the film Oppenheimer, currently in theaters.

A limited number of books are available at HCH Library, please contact cathleen@hchlibrary or call 860-669-2342 to reserve a copy, preference given to current book group members.  This book is also available on our digital platforms Hoopla and The Palace Project. Please contact Cathleen for an appointment to help you get started accessing audio and ebooks on your device.


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Beginners & new members welcome.

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