109 East Palace

109 East Palace

Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos

Book - 2005
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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 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
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780743250078
Branch Call Number: 355.825119 Conant 2005
Characteristics: xviii, 425 pages16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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