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Universe Of Two (eBook)

A Novel

de Stephen P. Kiernan 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: HARPERCOLLINS
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2020
14,99€
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Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible...The most tender, terrifying, relevant book youll read this year. Jenna Blum,New York Timesbestselling author ofThose Who Save UsandThe Lost FamilyFrom the critically acclaimed author of The Bakers Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemptiona fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemptionand they find it together.Graduating from Harvard at the height of World War II, brilliant mathematician Charlie Fish is assigned to the Manhattan Project. Working with some of the ages greatest scientific minds, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard, Charlie is assigned the task of designing and building the detonator of the atomic bomb.As he performs that work Charlie suffers a crisis of conscience, which his wife, Brendaunaware of the true nature of Charlies top-secret taskmistakes as self-doubt. She urges him to set aside his qualms and continue. Once the bombs strike Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the feelings of culpability devastate him and Brenda. At the wars end, Charlie receives a scholarship to pursue a PhD in physics at Stanfordan opportunity he and Brenda hope will allow them a fresh start. But the past proves inescapable. All any of his new colleagues can talk about is the bomb, and what greater atomic weapons might be on the horizon. Haunted by guilt, Charlie and Brenda leave Stanford and decide to dedicate the rest of their lives to making amends for the evil he helped to birth into the world.Based on the life of the actual mathematician Charles B. Fisk, Universe of Two combines riveting historical drama with a poignant love story. Stephen Kiernan has conjured a remarkable account of two people struggling to heal their consciences and find peace in a world forever changed.

Universe Of Two
A Novel
ISBN: 9780062878465 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 08-2020 Editor: HARPERCOLLINS Idioma: Inglês Páginas: 448 Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Literatura  >  Ficção

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