In the book Ms. Conant, whose grandfather, former Harvard president James B.
Conant, was the chief administrator on the Manhattan Project , focused on daily life in Los Alamos while making the atomic bomb. After her presentation Ms. Conant answered questions from members of the audience.
After the discussion scenes of the book fair were shown before Ms. Conant was interviewed by video remote from Washington, D. She responded to questions from viewers.
The book examines…. Less about the science of building the bomb, the book highlights the creation of a unique place and time in which that bomb could be built, and Conant the granddaughter of a Manhattan Project administrator brings to life the colorful, eccentric town of thousands that sprang up on a New Mexico mesa and achieved the unthinkable.
In , J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five. Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That. Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its. "The Manhattan Project was a chapter of history rich in the drama of human strengths and frailties, as Jennet Conant chronicles in her.
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Additional Information. Email Address. The Japanese city of Hiroshima is marking the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city by a U. Jennet Conant. The first year at Los Alamos, 80 babies were born.
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