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109 East Palace [sound recording] : [Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos] / Jennet Conant.

Author/Creator:
Conant, Jennet.
Publication:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2005.
Format/Description:
Sound recording
5 sound discs (ca. 6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
McKibbin, Dorothy Scarritt, 1897-1985.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory -- History.
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History.
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory -- Biography.
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- Biography.
Atomic bomb -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Audiobooks.
Summary:
Conant offers a human look at the brilliant physicists who for more than two years, along with their families, lived, laughed, despaired and rejoiced in a secret, sequestered, for some claustrophobic city in the New Mexico desert. Despite its grand name, 109 East Palace was the nondescript office in Santa Fe that served as a gateway to the Los Alamos complex. The narrative is framed by the perspective of Dorothy McKibben, who, in running that office, issuing security passes and coordinating logistics, was, says Conant, the "gatekeeper" to the hidden world of Los Alamos.
Participant:
Read by Ann Twomey.
Notes:
Subtitle from container.
Abridged.
Compact discs.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Thomas LeMin.
Contributor:
Twomey, Anne, 1951-
ISBN:
0743540646
9780743540643
OCLC:
59760314
Publisher Number:
B1529 Recorded Books
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