Professor of History and Art History
Sherwin's most recent book, "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" (A. A. Knopf, 2005), cowritten with Kai Bird, was the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer in the biography category. His first book, "A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance" (Vintage Books, 1977), was the runner up for the 1976 Pulitzer. Sherwin’s scholarship explores the development of nuclear weapons in the United States and the Soviet Union. In particular, his scholarship on nuclear strategy is relevant considering the state of contemporary world affairs.
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