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There have been two recent publications of biographies of an important figure in the history of nuclear physics.  I offer them as suggested reading material for both nukes, and parents of nukes.  They're excellent if you've got some background in the field; they're colorful and informative (if somewhat mysterious) if you don't have a science or engineering background.  Both books do a great job of painting a picture of the people involved, and the historical environment in which the science emerged.

"The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi" by David N Schwartz (2017)

"The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age" by Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin (2016)

Of course, anything by Richard Feynman, too.  But that's older material.

I welcome suggestions of other books.

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Thank You I will take advantage of your suggestion and also pass along info to my son!

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