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Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes is the author of twenty 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; and, most recently, Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust. He has received numerous fellowships for research and writing, including grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation 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 biography of John James Audubon, the 19th century French-American artist and naturalist, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in October 2004. He is currently beginning work on a third volume of nuclear history, Endgame, which will examine the international politics of nuclear weapons across the past two decades.

He and his wife, the clinical psychologist Ginger Rhodes, live in Half Moon Bay, California.

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