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Richard Rhodes


Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is the author or editor of 25 books, including THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; DARK SUN: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, WHY THEY KILL; a personal memoir, A HOLE IN THE WORLD; a biography, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON; and four novels. He has received numerous fellowships for research and writing, including grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation Program in International Peace and Security and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host and correspondent for documentaries on public television's Frontline and American Experience series. His most recent book, HELL AND GOOD COMPANY, is currently in bookstores.

Rhodes lectures frequently to audiences in the United States and abroad (see Lecturing tab, above). With his wife Ginger Rhodes, a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco, he lives above Half Moon Bay, California.

Richard Rhodes

Books by Richard Rhodes

by Richard Rhodes - History, Nonfiction

From the life of John James Audubon to the invention of the atomic bomb, readers have long relied on Richard Rhodes to explain, distill and dramatize crucial moments in history. Now, he takes us into battlefields and bomb shelters, into the studios of artists, into the crowded wards of war hospitals, and into the hearts and minds of a rich cast of characters to show how the ideological, aesthetic and technological developments that emerged in Spain changed the world forever.