Richard Rhodes

Best known as a journalist and historian, Rhodes has also written several novels, including The Last Safari and The Ungodly: A Novel of the Donner Party.

  • Author or editor of twenty-four books including the award-winning trilogy: The Making of the Atomic Bombwinning 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.
  • Author of the forthcoming,  Hell and Good Company: Life and Love in the Spanish Civil War
  • His book, Hedy’s Folly reveals another side of Hollywood starlet Hedy Lamarr — a talented inventor!
  • Host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series.

Richard Rhodes Hedy's Folly  Richard Rhodes The Twilight of Bombs  Richard Rhodes The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes’s talk was the best of the recent lectures in our series. His talk was interesting and accessible, and he was very generous with his time and attention throughout.

- Tennessee Technological University

So many people have contacted me to express their delight in his talk. They were both entertained and educated!

- Morning Forum of Los Altos, CA