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Kai Bird
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  • About this Author
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Kai Bird is the author of The Chairman: John J. McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms. He coedited with Lawrence Lifschultz Hiroshima’s Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy. A contributing editor of The Nation, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $20.00

American Prometheus is the first full-scale 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... Read more >
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American Prometheus
The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin


Format: eBook, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

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May 12, 2015
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 12, 2015
Price: $16.00

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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.00

“Kai Bird has produced a compelling and complex narrative that must be read on many levels – including as a detailed account of the immense influence that a truly good man can have on an agency as cynical as the CIA, and as a reminder of a myriad of losses.  Robert... Read more >

The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $12.99

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