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August 13, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
AMERICAN PROMETHEUS: Q&A With Kai Bird and Mitchell Kaplan at the Coral Gables Art Cinema
Books & Books and Coral Gables Art Cinema presents…
A Q&A WITH KAI BIRD AND MITCHELL KAPLAN
following the screening of OPPENHEIMER
Sunday, August 13th, 1:30 PM | Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Books & Books and Coral Gables Art Cinema are thrilled to host a screening and in-conversation event with Kai Bird and Books & Books founder Mitchell Kaplan for AMERICAN PROMETHEUS, the inspiration for the major motion picture OPPENHEIMER.
***Please note: To gain entry to this event, you MUST purchase a ticket to the 1:30 screening for OPPENHEIMER.
About the Book:
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE OPPENHEIMER • “A riveting account of one of history’s most essential and paradoxical figures.”—Christopher Nolan
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • The definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress.
In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer’s life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.
“A masterful account of Oppenheimer’s rise and fall, set in the context of the turbulent decades of America’s own transformation. It is a tour de force.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“A work of voluminous scholarship and lucid insight, unifying its multifaceted portrait with a keen grasp of Oppenheimer’s essential nature…. It succeeds in deeply fathoming his most damaging, self-contradictory behavior.” —The New York Times
About the Author:
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.