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Tuxedo Park : a Wall Street tycoon and the secret palace of science that changed the course of World War II

Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wall Street legend Alfred Lee Loomis, who once owned Hilton Head Island, was devoted to his hobby of science experiments in his mansion. During World War II, Loomis played a key role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Conant, Jennet.
Tuxedo Park.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002
(OCoLC)682376450
Named Person: Alfred L Loomis; Alfred L Loomis; Alfred L (Physiker) Loomis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant
ISBN: 0684872870 9780684872872 0684872889 9780684872889
OCLC Number: 48966735
Description: xvi, 330 pages, [16] pages, of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of Tuxedo Park --
The Patron --
Bred in the Bone --
The Power Broker --
Palace of Science --
Cash on the Barrel --
Restless Energy --
The Big Machine --
Echoes of War --
Precious Cargo --
The Blitz --
Minister Without Portfolio --
Last of the Great Amateurs.
Responsibility: Jennet Conant.
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The fascinating, little known story of Alfred Loomis, a wealthy eccentric who bankrolled pioneering research into the radar detection system and the atomic bomb.  Read more...

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Stephen E. Ambrose No one man won World War II for us, but none exceeded Alfred Loomis' contribution. He was critical to crucial developments, everything from radar to the atomic bomb. He put into Read more...

 
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