By Jennet Conant
In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the bright, charismatic head of the new york undertaking, recruited scientists to dwell as digital prisoners of the U.S. govt at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outdoors Santa Fe, New Mexico. hundreds of thousands of fellows, girls, and youngsters spent the warfare 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. during the eyes of a tender Santa Fe widow who was once one among Oppenheimer's first recruits, we see how, for all his flaws, he built into an inspiring chief and stimulated all these taken with the Los Alamos venture to make a splendid attempt and attain the unthinkable.
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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant