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    • American Prometheus

    • The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
    • By: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb but later confronted the moral consequences of scientific progress. When he proposed international controls over atomic materials, opposed the development of the hydrogen bomb, and criticized plans for a nuclear war, his ideas were anathema to powerful advocates of a massive nuclear buildup during the anti-Communist hysteria of the early 1950s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching

    • By Anju on 16-03-2018

    Non-member price: $51.25

    • The Good Spy

    • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    • By: Kai Bird
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA operative Robert Ames.

    • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    • By: Kai Bird
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 20-05-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $46.14