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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
Creator
Author
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, 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kiernan, Stephen P
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.I4457
LC item number
U55 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • United States
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P Kiernan
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780062878441
Lccn
2020017845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1111781560
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P Kiernan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780062878441
Lccn
2020017845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1111781560

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