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Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
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Jennet Conant is an American journalist and writer and is the author of three books about World War II that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II, is a New York Times bestseller about the invention of RADAR and its implications for World War II. Her second historical effort, 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, is an account of the history, science, politics and struggles surrounding the building of the atomic bomb. The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, is a tome about the structure, history, development, implications, and influence of British espionage in the U.S. before, during and immediately after World War II. Her discussion of the fascinating cast of characters they employed, such as Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and David Ogilvy is a highlight of this book. A former journalist, Conant has written profiles for Vanity Fair, where she resigned over a censorship controversy, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She lives in New York City and also in Sag Harbor, New York.
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Jennet Conant (born 15 July 1959) is an American non-fiction author and journalist. She has written four books about World War II, three of which have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list: Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changes the Course of WWII, 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, and A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.
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