The Resource The wives of Los Alamos : a novel, TaraShea Nesbit

The wives of Los Alamos : a novel, TaraShea Nesbit

Label
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel
Title
The wives of Los Alamos
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
TaraShea Nesbit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London, Chicago--and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with P.O. box addresses in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of a project that didn't exist as far as the public knew. Though they were strangers, they joined together--adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery. And while the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed from an abandoned school on a hill into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges to the people of Los Alamos, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.The Wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. It's a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nesbit, TaraShea
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.E467
LC item number
W58 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Deception (Military science)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Los Alamos (N.M.)
Label
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel, TaraShea Nesbit
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781620405031
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013036239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn849212230
  • 683446
Label
The wives of Los Alamos : a novel, TaraShea Nesbit
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9781620405031
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013036239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn849212230
  • 683446

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