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Tuxedo Park : A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
In the fall of 1940, a small team of Brit. scientists on orders from Winston Churchill unveiled their most valuable military secret in a clandestine meeting with Amer. nuclear physicists at the Tuxedo Park mansion of a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. He had a deluxe private lab hidden in a massive stone castle. This vol. describes...
In the fall of 1940, a small team of Brit. scientists on orders from Winston Churchill unveiled their most valuable military secret in a clandestine meeting with Amer. nuclear physicists at the Tuxedo Park mansion of a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. He had a deluxe private lab hidden in a massive stone castle. This vol. describes Loomis' phenomenal rise to become a Wall Street legend of the 1920s. At the height of his influence on Wall Street, Loomis abruptly retired & turned his Tuxedo Park lab into the meeting place for the most visionary minds of the 20th cent.: Einstein, Heisenberg, Franck, Bohr, & Fermi. Loomis was able to push FDR to spend millions of dollars to create the advanced radar systems & then to build the first atomic bomb. Ill.
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