Inventing Los Alamos

The residential area of Los Alamos, like an oyster surrounding a pearl, supplied support for the staff at the laboratory to engage in their research. The residential community included stores, theaters, churches, and schools—many of the ...

Inventing Los Alamos

A social history of New Mexico’s “Atomic City” Los Alamos, New Mexico, birthplace of the Atomic Age, is the community that revolutionized modern weaponry and science. An “instant city,” created in 1943, Los Alamos quickly grew to accommodate six thousand people—scientists and experts who came to work in the top-secret laboratories, others drawn by jobs in support industries, and the families. How these people, as a community, faced both the fevered rush to create an atomic bomb and the intensity of the subsequent cold-war era is the focus of Jon Hunner’s fascinating narrative history. Much has been written about scientific developments at Los Alamos, but until this book little has been said about the community that fostered them. Using government records and the personal accounts of early residents, Inventing Los Alamos, traces the evolution of the town during its first fifteen years as home to a national laboratory and documents the town’s creation, the lives of the families who lived there, and the impact of this small community on the Atomic Age.

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Inventing Los Alamos
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jon Hunner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-04 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Pages: 240
Authors: TaraShea Nesbit
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-24 - Publisher: A&C Black

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Pages: 6
Authors: TaraShea Nesbit
Categories: Fiction
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Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Categories: Computer security
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Pages:
Authors: United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Categories: Computer security
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