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The Resource Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P. Kiernan

Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P. Kiernan

Label
Universe of two : a novel
Title
Universe of two
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen P. Kiernan
Title variation
Universe of 2
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 age's 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, Brenda--unaware of the true nature of Charlie's top-secret task--mistakes 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 war's end, Charlie receives a scholarship to pursue a PhD in physics at Stanford--an 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
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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Kiernan, Stephen P
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fisk, Charles B
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Mathematicians
  • Husband and wife
  • Guilt
Target audience
adult
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P. Kiernan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
pr05423272
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781443457378
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P. Kiernan
Publication
Control code
pr05423272
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781443457378

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