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Tuxedo Park : A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
Tuxedo Park A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
Author: Jennet Conant
ISBN-13: 9780684872872
ISBN-10: 0684872870
Publication Date: 5/9/2002
Pages: 352
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Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Beautiful book!
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Alfred Lee Loomis was a brilliant and modest man. He graduated from law school, was a lawyer, then a business man, then a great physicist. Franklin Roosevelt said he could not have won the war without Winston Churchill and Alfred Lee Loomis. Loomis knew what he wanted and went for it. Tuxedo Park, an exclusive neighborhood in New York was his home for many years. The author Jenner Conant was a friend of the Loomis family. This is a great story about a great man.
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inside flap - At the height of his influence on Wall Street, Loomis abruptly retired and devoted himself purely to science. He turned his Tuxedo Park laboratory into the meeting place for the most visionary minds of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, James Franck, Niels Bohr and Enrico Fermi. With England threatened by invasions, he joined Vannevar Bush, Karl Compton, and the author's grandfather, Harvard president James B. Conant, in mobilizing civilian scientists to defeat Nazi Germany, and personally bankrolled pioneering research into the radar detection systems that ultimately changed the course of World War II.
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This is the story of Alfred Lee Loomis, whoc withErnest Lawrence, was responsible for pushing FDR to fund research for the development of the atomic bomb.