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

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They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace.

They were greeted by Dorothy McKibbin, an attractive widow who was the least likely person imaginable to run a front for a clandestine defense laboratory. They stepped through her threshold into a parallel universe — the desert hideaway where Robert Oppenheimer and a team of world-famous scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb before Germany and bring World War II to an end.

Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew, and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In this deeply moving account, Conant reveals an enigmatic man, who served his country at tremendous personal cost and whose singular achievement, and subsequent undoing, is at the root of our present nuclear predicament.

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From the author of the bestselling "Tuxedo Park" comes the story of those thousands who came to a secret desert Shangri La, located 35 miles outside Sante Fe, New Mexico, where the world's leading physicists raced to invent the atomic bomb and bring World War II to an end. Abridged. 5 CDs.

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ISBN:
9780743540643
Subtitle:
Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
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Twomey, Anne
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Conant, Jennet
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Conant, Jennet Richards
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
History
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Military - Nuclear Warfare
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United States - 20th Century/WWII
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.72x5.36x1.03 in. .37 lbs.

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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
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"Synopsis" by , From the author of the bestselling "Tuxedo Park" comes the story of those thousands who came to a secret desert Shangri La, located 35 miles outside Sante Fe, New Mexico, where the world's leading physicists raced to invent the atomic bomb and bring World War II to an end. Abridged. 5 CDs.
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