A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
By (author) Jennet Conant
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Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant
Book DescriptionIn the fall of 1940, as German bombers flew over London and with America not yet at war, a small team of British scientists on orders from Winston Churchill carried out a daring transatlantic mission. The British unveiled their most valuable military secret in a clandestine meeting with American nuclear physicists at the Tuxedo Park mansion of a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. Powerful, handsome, and enormously wealthy, Loomis had for years led a double life, spending his days brokering huge deals and his weekends working with the world's leading scientists in his deluxe private laboratory that was hidden in a massive stone castle. In this dramatic account of a hitherto unexplored but crucial story of the war, Jennet Conant traces one of the world's most extraordinary careers and scientific enterprises. With unprecedented access to Loomis' papers, as well as to people intimately involved in his life and work TUXEDO PARK pierces through Loomis' obsessive secrecy to shed light on an integral part of the Allied victory in World War II.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684872889
(214mm x 139mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jennet Conant
Irregulars, Paperback (November 2009)
During the winter of 1940, the British government mounted a massive, secret campaign of propaganda to weaken the isolationist sentiment in America and manipulate the country into entering the war. Author Roald Dahl was a member of Churchill's infamous dirty tricks squad. The full story of how he was recruited to spy on the Americans.
109 East Palace, Paperback (April 2006)View all books by Jennet Conant
Now in paperback, from the bestselling author of TUXEDO PARK, the intimate story of the thousands who came to a desert Shangri La where the world's leading physicists raced to invent the atomic bomb and bring World War II to an end.
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Author Biography - Jennet Conant
Jennet Conant is the author of Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Navigating a Dangerous Era and the New York Times bestsellers The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II. She has written for Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.
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