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From the author of the bestselling "Tuxedo Park" comes the story of those thousands who came to a secret desert, where the world's leading physicists ...Show synopsisFrom the author of the bestselling "Tuxedo Park" comes the story of those thousands who came to a secret desert, where the world's leading physicists raced to invent the atomic bomb and bring World War II to an end. Winner of the MPBA award for adult fiction.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Simon & Schuster Hardcover 2005 2C This book captures the...New. Simon & Schuster Hardcover 2005 2C 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 as arrogant as he was inexperienced, and few believed the 38-year-old theoretical physicist would succeed. Yet despite the obstacles, he forged a vibrant community through the sheer force of his personality.
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Description:In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head...In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands.
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