• "An extraordinarily rich biography, superbly researched and written with impressive clarity."

    The Times
  • "You don't need to know your quantum physics to be gripped by Monk's doorstop study of the momentous life of J Robert Oppenheimer… Monk serves his subject well by sparing us neither the worst nor the best in him."

    Ed Caesar, Sunday Times
  • "Superlative."

    Boyd Tonkin, Independent
  • "Illuminating."

  • "[A] fine biography... Oppenheimer has already been served well by biographers. However, Monk here takes the scholarship to a new level."

    BBC History Magazine