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109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos

Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book captures the drama of 27 perilous months at Los Alamos, a secret city cut off from the rest of society, ringed by barbed wire, where Oppenheimer and his young recruits lived as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government--freshly minted secretaries and worldly scientists contending with living conditions straight out of pioneer days, racing to build the first atomic bomb before Germany could. Oppenheimer was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin; J Robert Oppenheimer; Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin; J Robert Oppenheimer; Julius Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant
ISBN: 0743250079 9780743250078 0743250087 9780743250085
OCLC Number: 57475908
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xviii, 425 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jennet Conant.
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