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    • Tuxedo Park

    • A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: John Kroft
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In the late 1930s, legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure Alfred Lee Loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the 20th century at his state-of-the-art laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York. He established a top-secret defense laboratory at MIT and personally bankrolled pioneering research into new, high-powered radar detection systems that helped defeat the German Air Force and U-boats. With Ernest Lawrence, he pushed Franklin Delano Roosevelt to fund research in nuclear fission, which led to the development of the atomic bomb. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book, weak technical execution

    • By Paul on 10-13-18
    • A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: John Kroft
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 109 East Palace

    • Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By John H. Davis III on 10-22-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Irregulars

    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spying in Washington

    • By Sara on 10-03-14
    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 09-09-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 454 ratings

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Man of the Hour

    • James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the 20th century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a volume off history's bookshelf

    • By Circlekay1 Gulfport MS on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • A Covert Affair

    • Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 34

    Best-selling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II. She also details the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is a fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deceptive Title-Book Not about Paul & Julia Child

    • By Mari on 12-24-11

    Regular price: $27.99