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Tuxedo Park

A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II

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Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant
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The fascinating, little known story of Alfred Loomis, a wealthy eccentric who bankrolled pioneering research into the radar detection system and the atomic bomb. In 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.

Author Biography

Jennet Conant's profiles have appeared in VANITY FAIR, ESQUIRE, GQ, NEWSWEEK, and THE NEW YORK TIMES. The granddaughter and grand niece of two of the scientists from the Tuxedo Park community, she lives in New York City and Sag Harbour.
Release date Australia
May 3rd, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1 16-pg b&w insert; 2 pp map in front matter
Imprint
Simon & Schuster
Pages
352
Dimensions
140x214x25
ISBN-13
9780684872889
Product ID
1739700

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