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

Author: Jennet Conant; Anne Twomey
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio ; Prince Frederick, Md. : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conant offers a human look at the brilliant physicists who for more than two years, along with their families, lived, laughed, despaired and rejoiced in a secret, sequestered, for some claustrophobic city in the New Mexico desert. Despite its grand name, 109 East Palace was the nondescript office in Santa Fe that served as a gateway to the Los Alamos complex. The narrative is framed by the perspective of Dorothy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin; J Robert Oppenheimer; Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant; Anne Twomey
ISBN: 0743540638 9780743540636
OCLC Number: 59755115
Notes: In container (22 cm.).
Title from container.
"Abridged Nonfiction"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Ann Twomey.
Description: 4 audiocassettes (6 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed.
Responsibility: Jennet Conant.

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Conant offers a human look at the brilliant physicists who for more than two years, along with their families, lived, laughed, despaired and rejoiced in a secret, sequestered, for some claustrophobic city in the New Mexico desert. Despite its grand name, 109 East Palace was the nondescript office in Santa Fe that served as a gateway to the Los Alamos complex. The narrative is framed by the perspective of Dorothy McKibben, who, in running that office, issuing security passes and coordinating logistics, was, says Conant, the "gatekeeper" to the hidden world of Los Alamos.

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