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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Keynote From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker's Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption-a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemption-and they find it together. Internal Description 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. ONIX Retailer Description "Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible ... The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you'll read this year."--Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker's Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love, and redemption-a fascinating fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project and ordered against his morals to build the detonator for the atomic bomb. With his musician wife, he spends his postwar life seeking redemption-and they find it together. 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"--
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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
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  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P Kiernan
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volume
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1182924083
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large type edition.
Extent
686 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062999948
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Universe of two : a novel, Stephen P Kiernan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1182924083
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large type edition.
Extent
686 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062999948
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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