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Traces the story of the physicists and their families who lived in the then-secret city of Los Alamos during the invention of the atomic bomb, years during which they lied to outsiders about their daily existences and endured harsh living conditions with minimal privacy. By the author of Tuxedo Park. Simultaneous.
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Jennet Conant is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. A former journalist, she has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.From AudioFile:
The audiobook's title identifies the office of the Los Alamos, New Mexico, site that planned and built the first atomic bomb, known as the Manhattan Project. Anne Twomey recounts the story of the bomb's production in a deep, quiet voice, sometimes nearing a whisper--a narration perfect for the secret undertaking. Her measured pace contrasts with the urgency the bomb-makers felt to produce the world's biggest explosion. The sixty years of distance from the events under discussion allow the author to focus on the scientists who participated and on the aftermath felt by the world. Simple but engaging language makes this production ideal for a general audience interested in American history. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0743540638