House at Otowi Bridge The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos

ISBN-10: 0826302815

ISBN-13: 9780826302816

Edition: 1973 (Reprint)

Authors: Peggy Pond Church, Connie Fox Boyd

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This is the story of Edith Warner, who lived for more than twenty years as a neighbor to the Indians of San Ildefonso Pueblo, near Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was a remarkable woman, a friend to everyone who knew her, from her Indian companion Tilano, who was an elder of San Ildefonso, to Niels Bohr, Robert Oppenheimer, and the other atomic scientists who worked at Los Alamos during World War II. "A finely told tale of a strange land and of a rare character who united with it and, without seeming to do anything to that end, exerted an unusual influence upon all other lovers of that soil with whom she came in contact. The quality of the country, of the many kinds of people, and of the central character come through excellently.Oliver La Farge
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 5/1/1973
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 159
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Born in 1903 in Watrous, New Mexico, Peggy Church lived on the Pajarito Plateau as a child. In 1922, Church left New Mexico to attended Smith College. Returning home two years later, she lived at the Los Alamos Ranch School, which was founded by her father. Church moved from Watrous to Taos, New Mexico, then to Berkeley, California, before finally settling in Santa Fe in 1960. Primarily a poet, Church is most known for her book The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos. In the book, Church tells the story of a woman who entertained scientists of the Manhattan Project at her bridge-side tea house. Church's other works include Wind's Trail: The Early Life of Mary Austin, New and Selected Poems, Familiar Journey, and Ultimatum for Man. Peggy Church died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1986.

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