Download e-book for kindle: Atoms, Bombs and Eskimo Kisses: A Memoir of Father and Son by Claudio G. Segrè

By Claudio G. Segrè

ISBN-10: 0670863076

ISBN-13: 9780670863075

“There are few books that discover the advanced family among well-known mom and dad and their childrens. I knew Claudio and his Nobel-laureate father, Emilio Segrè; during this sincere, offended, loving memoir I listen their voices back, conversing around the gulf that every one households fight to bridge.” — Richard Rhodes, writer of darkish sunlight: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb

“This is a hot and openhearted e-book. Claudio Segrè exhibits that every one the normal tensions among fathers and sons can nonetheless exist even within the awesome milieu he grew up in. He conjures up that have with grace and a superb eye for the telling details.” — Adam Hochschild, writer of part the best way Home

“It’s an excellent ebook, a coming-of-age tale within the atomic period, the fight of a son for the affection and admire of a recognized father. it's also a perceptive perception into the pursuit of technological know-how, the cost of repute, and the way households bridge modifications among generations and cultures to discover age-old connections, and eventually love and understanding.” — James Kunetka, writer of urban of fireside: Los Alamos and the Atomic Age and Oppenheimer: The Years of Risk

“The Nobel Prize-winning physicist Emilio Segrè gave an account of his personal existence within the posthumously released A brain continuously in movement. within the current ebook Segrè’s simply son (now himself deceased) supplies an account of his turning out to be up with any such father. The event as he describes it used to be now not a simple one. Transported in infancy from Italy to the us, Claudio was once required to barter his method among his family’s continual conviction of ecu cultural superiority and the chance of being perceived as ‘not one in all us’ by way of his new compatriots. Admiring his father, he was once aware of himself as ‘Son of Superman,’ however feeling eclipsed through and relishing the placement. Academically he used to be beset through a ‘joyless wish to in attaining’ and basically seldom won the compliment or sympathy he longed for from his exacting and infrequently sarcastic father. yet he found the delights of sizzling canine, comedian hooks, and baseball and solid forward on his personal through deciding on the apparently ‘Red’ Reed collage over his family’s most well-liked Berkeley. After commencement, looking for paintings to which he may well ‘be as devoted... as my father was once to physics,’ he spent a few years as a journalist sooner than eventually creating a creditable educational profession as a historian, alongside the way in which developing an it sounds as if passable family members lifetime of his personal. The e-book ends with an account of his family members along with his father as an grownup, together with a disappointing try at a healing confrontation.” — Katherine Livingston, Science

“How does a son emerge from his father’s shadow while it's the dimension of a mushroom cloud? Such used to be the plight of Claudio G. Segrè, whose father, Emilio, gained the Nobel Prize... and helped to create the atomic bomb... [He] recounts his lifelong quest to set up an self sufficient id. He additionally tells of his desire that his personal luck might earn him the dignity and attractiveness of his tough father... Segrè alternately describes his father as Superman, a powerful king and a basilisk, a legendary reptile whose very glance is deadly. however, his father emerges as a very good, being concerned guy, not sure the best way to deal with the celebrity that separates him from his son. it truly is tragic, accordingly, that no actual reconciliation happens, and that Segrè’s basically second of catharsis happens while it's already too late... whilst he supplies his father’s eulogy.” — Douglas A. Sylva, the hot York Times

“In this heartfelt counterpart to his father’s... autobiography, A brain continually in movement, journalist and professor [Claudio] Segrè... makes an attempt to shed a few thawing mild at the chilly peace among father and son that lasted till Emilio Segrè’s loss of life in 1989, regardless of the affectionate nose-rubbings of the title.” — Publishers Weekly

"Often poignant... a considerate account of lifestyles with a father who came across [physics] a ways more uncomplicated to appreciate than the emotional lifetime of his son." — Kirkus Reviews

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