My name is Priscilla McMillan. I am the author of a book published in 2005, The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race. I am also the author of Khrushchev and the Arts and Marina and Lee, the story of Lee Harvey Oswald.
If you care about nuclear arms control, a more open government, civil liberties, and how America got embroiled in the cold war conflict that ultimately culminated in the great Star Wars deception, then the Ruin of J.
Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was the head of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb in 1945, helping to speed the end of World War Two. Acclaimed as a national hero, he became the US government's chief advisor on nuclear policy after the war.
On April 12, 1954, at the height at the McCarthy era, the country was surprised to learn that Oppenheimer was accused of being a security risk and faced withdrawal of his top-secret security clearance. Within weeks, he