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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

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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
Title variation
  • One hundred nine East Palace
  • One-o-nine East Palace
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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164791
Cataloging source
DLC
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Conant, Jennet
Dewey number
623.4/5119/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC773.A1
LC item number
C66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKibbin, Dorothy Scarritt
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Atomic bomb
Target audience
adult
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Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos
Label
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos, Jennet Conant
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743250078
Lccn
2005042497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
57475908
Label
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos, Jennet Conant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743250078
Lccn
2005042497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
57475908

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