By Jennet Conant
In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the bright, charismatic head of the new york venture, recruited scientists to reside as digital prisoners of the U.S. executive at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outdoors Santa Fe, New Mexico. millions of guys, ladies, and kids spent the battle years sequestered during this top-secret army facility. They lied to family and friends approximately the place they have been going and what they have been doing, after which disappeared into the wasteland. in the course of the eyes of a tender Santa Fe widow who was once certainly one of Oppenheimer's first recruits, we see how, for all his flaws, he constructed into an inspiring chief and encouraged all these fascinated with the Los Alamos undertaking to make a excellent attempt and accomplish the unthinkable.
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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant