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The Resource 109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos, Jennet Conant

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

Label
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos
Title
109 East Palace
Title remainder
Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos
Statement of responsibility
Jennet Conant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 623.4/5119/0973
  • 355.8/25119
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773.A1
LC item number
C66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos, Jennet Conant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-409) and index
Control code
ocm57475908
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 425 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743250078
Lccn
2005042497
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 823251
Label
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos, Jennet Conant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-409) and index
Control code
ocm57475908
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 425 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743250078
Lccn
2005042497
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) 823251

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