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109 East Palace Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos

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ISBN-10: 0743250087

ISBN-13: 9780743250085

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jennet Conant

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In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands of men, women, and children spent the war years sequestered in this top-secret military facility. They lied to friends and family about where they were going and what they were doing, and then disappeared into the desert. Through the eyes of a young Santa Fe widow who was one of Oppenheimer's first recruits, we see how, for all his flaws, he developed into an inspiring leader and motivated all those involved in the Los Alamos project to make a supreme effort and achieve the unthinkable.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Jennet Conant is the author of the New York Times bestsellersnbsp;The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washingtonnbsp;andnbsp;Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. A former journalist, she has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

Preface
Charmed
A Most Improbable Choice
The Bluest Eyes I've Ever Seen
Cowboy Boots and All
The Gatekeeper
The Professor and the General
Summer Camp
Lost Almost
Welcome Distractions
Nothing Dangerous
The Big Shot
Baby Boom
Summer Lightning
A Bad Case of the Jitters
Playing with Fire
A Dirty Trick
Everything Was Different
A Rain of Ruin
By Our Works We Are Committed
Elysian Dreamer
Scorpions in a Bottle
Fallout
Author's Note on Sources
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index