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Richard Rhodes

Born: Jul 4, 1937

Birthplace: Kansas City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Richard Rhodes

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1937
Birth Place : Kansas City

Richard Lee Rhodes is an American historian, journalist and author of both fiction and non-fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb, and most recently, The Twilight of the Bombs. He has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation among others. He is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He also frequently gives lectures and talks on a broad range of subjects to various audiences, including testifying before the U.S. Senate on nuclear energy.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Historian

Also known as

  • Richard Lee Rhodes


  • Ginger Rhodes

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction
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