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Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II Kindle Edition
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Stephen E. Ambrose No one man won World War II for us, but none exceeded Alfred Loomis' contribution. He was critical to crucial developments, everything from radar to the atomic bomb. He put into victory his genius, his energy and his...Wall Street fortune. Author Jennet Conant put all of her considerable talents into this biography, which is as superb as the subject. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Jennet Conant's profiles have appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She was given unrestricted access to Loomis' and Conant's papers, as well as to previously unpublished letters and documents, and she interviewed Loomis' many family members, friends, and colleagues. She lives in New York City and Sag Harbor with her husband and son. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00F8KUJ58
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster (15 October 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 30372 KB
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- Print length : 443 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 387,869 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Perhaps not the whole storyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 April 2018
This was a fascinating book, not least for for the main protagonist, Alfred Loomis. Others have criticised the book for lacking excitement. What may be lacking here is making this a gripping description of how Loomis had the energy, drive and self generated resources to run with the cavity magnetron when it arrived from England with Edward Bowen. For the exciting bit see Bowen's book Radar Days. That has an excellent description of how Loomis ran with the project but this again goes off the boil. I was interested to know how and why Bowen (as well as Tizard) became completely sidelined as far as further radar developments were concerned. The final stage in Loomis' role in the atom bomb development is again rather plodding.
Mr. Michael Henderson
One of the great little known stories of World War IIReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2013
I got much more than I bargained on with this book. I bought it because I was trying to find out more about British evacuees who were hosted by this unusual community in World War II. I learned nothing about them but volumes about some unsung heroes of that period. We owe to these scientists from all over the world, brought together by a unique and generous American entrpreneur, the very freedoms we enjoy today.
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A Must ReadReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2017
An insightful, brilliantly researched and superbly well written biography of a fascinating significant figure in history, and his numerous connections to the world today. Ms Conant should be highly commended. Gordon Simmonds
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2018
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