AUTHORConant, Jennet
TITLETuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
PUBLISHERSimon & Schuster
CITYNew York, NY

This book details the life of Alfred Loomis, a New York financier and amateur scientist, whose privately funded laboratory in Tuxedo Park, New York was at the forefront of scientific innovation from 1926 to 1940, when it was disbanded and the scientists went on to work on the Manhattan Project. Initially focused on nuclear fusion, Loomis’s research interests shifted to radar after the catastrophic blow to the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor. Written by a journalist and descendent of a Tuxedo Park scientist, the book also tells the story of the other scientists that worked in Loomis's laboratory at the time, such as Luis Alvarez, James Conant, and Henry Loomis. The author includes an epilogue that explains what happened to important figures in the book after their time at Tuxedo Park.

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