9781632860811

Sophia Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

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  • ISBN13:

    9781632860811

  • ISBN10:

    1632860813

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/13/2015
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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Summary

Winner of New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards (2014) in Fiction (historical fiction) and Best Book/New Mexico categories

They arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret--including what their husbands were doing at the lab. Though they were strangers, they joined together--adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery.

While the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldnít say out loud or in letters, and by the freedom they didnít have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.

The Wives of Los Alamos is a testament to a remarkable group of real-life women and an exploration of a crucial, largely unconsidered aspect of one of the most monumental research projects in modern history.

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Author Biography

Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist for almost twenty years. She is the presenter of ‘Any Answers’, the political phone-in programme on BBC Radio 4. During her career, she has also presented ‘Drive’, ‘Doubletake’ and the ‘Anita Anand Show’ on Radio 5 Live, and ‘Saturday Live’, ‘The Westminster Hour’, ‘Beyond Westminster’, ‘Midweek’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’ on Radio 4. On BBC television she has presented ‘The Daily Politics’, ‘The Sunday Politics’ and ‘Newsnight’. She has interviewed five Indian Prime Ministers, three from Pakistan and Great Britain and one from Bangladesh. She lives in west London.

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