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By Jennet Conant

ISBN-10: 0743250087

ISBN-13: 9780743250085

In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the intense, charismatic head of the big apple undertaking, recruited scientists to reside as digital prisoners of the U.S. govt at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outdoor 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 wilderness. during 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 stimulated all these fascinated with the Los Alamos undertaking to make a excellent attempt and accomplish the unthinkable.

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