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109 East Palace - Abridged

Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos

By Jennet Conant
Narrated by Anne Twomey / 5 hours 59 minutes

In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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 of men, women, and children spent the war years sequestered in this top-secret military facility. They lied to friends and family about where they were going and what they were doing, and then disappeared into the desert. Through the eyes of a young Santa Fe widow who was one of Oppenheimer's first recruits, we see how, for all his flaws, he developed into an inspiring leader and motivated all those involved in the Los Alamos project to make a supreme effort and achieve the unthinkable.

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Author
Narrator Anne Twomey
ISBN 9780743551601
Length 5 hours 59 minutes
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date
Edition Abridged
Genres History & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #184,097 Overall
Genre rank #8,823 in History