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Main Title Tuxedo Park : a Wall Street tycoon and the secret palace of science that changed the course of World War II /
Author Conant, Jennet.
Publisher Simon & Schuster,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48966735
ISBN 0684872870; 9780684872872; 0684872889; 9780684872889
Subjects Physicists--United States--Biography ; Atomic bomb--United States--History--20th century ; Research--New York (State)--Tuxedo Park--History--20th century ; World War, 1939-1945--Science--United States ; Kernwaffe ; Forschung ; Geschichte ; Militärtechnik ; Weltkrieg--1939-1945
Additional Subjects Loomis, Alfred L--(Alfred Lee),--1887-1975
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EKBM  QC16.L647C66 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/06/2003
Collation xvi, 330 pages, [16] pages, of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-309) and index.
Contents Notes
Wall Street legend Alfred Lee Loomis, who once owned Hilton Head Island, was devoted to his hobby of science experiments in his mansion. During World War II, Loomis played a key role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb. Map of Tuxedo Park -- The Patron -- Bred in the Bone -- The Power Broker -- Palace of Science -- Cash on the Barrel -- Restless Energy -- The Big Machine -- Echoes of War -- Precious Cargo -- The Blitz -- Minister Without Portfolio -- Last of the Great Amateurs.