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Conant, Jennet

Overview
Works: 28 works in 117 publications in 5 languages and 8,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Filmed lectures 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D810.S8, B
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Most widely held works about Jennet Conant
 
Most widely held works by Jennet Conant
Tuxedo Park : a Wall Street tycoon and the secret palace of science that changed the course of World War II by Jennet Conant( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street legend Alfred Lee Loomis, who once owned Hilton Head Island, was devoted to his hobby of science experiments in his mansion. During World War II, Loomis played a key role in the development of radar and the atomic bomb
A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume recounts Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Asia during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s. This work is a 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 in remote outposts such as Ceylon, India, and China. Before becoming known worldwide as a popular chef, author, and television personality, Julia joined the OSS after finding that she was too tall to enlist in the U.S. Women's Army Corps or in the U.S. Navy. Julia reveled in the glamor and intrigue of her overseas assignments and life altering romance with the much older and more sophisticated, future-husband, Paul Child. Weighing in heavily in this story is a woman named Jane Foster. Foster allegedly engaged, with her husband, George Zlatovski, in covert activities on behalf of the Soviet Union while employed in sensitive U.S. Government wartime agencies during World War II. Jane Foster was one the Child's best friends during the war (Paul was infatuated with Jane before falling for Julia), and the couple stood behind their friends throughout their accusations of spying for the USSR
The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington by Jennet Conant( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conant tells the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty's Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America's isolationist circles. In the course of his "spying," he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid)
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book captures the drama of 27 perilous months at Los Alamos, a secret city cut off from the rest of society, ringed by barbed wire, where Oppenheimer and his young recruits lived as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government--freshly minted secretaries and worldly scientists contending with living conditions straight out of pioneer days, racing to build the first atomic bomb before Germany could. Oppenheimer was as arrogant as he was inexperienced, and few believed the 38-year-old theoretical physicist would succeed. Yet despite the obstacles, he forged a vibrant community through the sheer force of his personality
Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist by Jennet Conant( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth 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. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. As Eisenhower's high commissioner to Germany, he helped to plan German recovery and was an architect of the United States' Cold War policy. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times--among them the use of chemical weapons, the decision to drop the bomb, Oppenheimer's fate, the politics of post-war Germany and the Cold War--the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"--
A covert affair : [Julia Child and Paul Child in the O.S.S.] by Jennet Conant( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning account of Julia Child's early life as an OSS agent in the Far East
The secret of Tuxedo Park( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered a small team of scientists on a clandestine transatlantic mission to deliver his country's most valuable military secret, a revolutionary radar component, not to the U.S. government, but to a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Loomis and his team of scientists developed radar technology that would arguably play a more decisive role than any other weapon in the war. The Secret of Tuxedo Park tells a long-overlooked story of an individual who helped alter the course of history in World War II
The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington by Jennet Conant( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the covert intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who used his charm and wits to infiltrate the upper reaches of Georgetown society and influence U.S. policy in favor of England
109 East Palace : [Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos] by Jennet Conant( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conant offers a human look at the brilliant physicists who for more than two years, along with their families, lived, laughed, despaired and rejoiced in a secret, sequestered, for some claustrophobic city in the New Mexico desert. Despite its grand name, 109 East Palace was the nondescript office in Santa Fe that served as a gateway to the Los Alamos complex. The narrative is framed by the perspective of Dorothy McKibben, who, in running that office, issuing security passes and coordinating logistics, was, says Conant, the "gatekeeper" to the hidden world of Los Alamos
Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist by Jennet Conant( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth 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. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. As Eisenhower's high commissioner to Germany, he helped to plan German recovery and was an architect of the United States' Cold War policy. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times--among them the use of chemical weapons, the decision to drop the bomb, Oppenheimer's fate, the politics of post-war Germany and the Cold War--the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today
Ta ke xi duo gong yuan : gai bian er ci da zhan de Hua er jie da heng ji qi mi mi ke xue gong dian by Ke Lan Te( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuxedo Park : the Wall Street tycoon who changed the course of WW II by Jennet Conant( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

109 east palace (abridged) by Jennet Conant( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy McKibbin, an attractive widow who was the least likely person imaginable to run a front for a clandestine defense laboratory. They stepped across her threshold into a parallel universe--the desert hideaway where Robert Oppenheimer and a team of world-famous scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb before Germany and bring World War II to an end. Brilliant, handsome, extraordinarily charismatic, Oppenheimer based his unprecedented scientific enterprise in the high reaches of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, hoping that the land of enchantment would conceal and inspire their bold mission. Oppenheimer was as arrogant as he was inexperienced, and few believed the thirty-eight-year-old theoretical physicist would succeed. Jennet Conant captures all the exhilaration and drama of those perilous twenty-seven months at Los Alamos, a secret city cut off from the rest of society, ringed by barbed wire, where Oppenheimer and his young recruits lived as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government. With her dry humor and eye for detail, Conant chronicles the chaotic beginnings of Oppenheimer's by-the-seat-of-his-pants operation, where freshly minted secretaries and worldly scientists had to contend with living conditions straight out of pioneer days. Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy, who fell for him at first sight, devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Less than a decade later, Oppenheimer became the focus of suspicion during the McCarthy witch hunts. When he and James B. Conant, one of the top administrators of the Manhattan Project (and the author's grandfather), led the campaign against the hydrogen bomb, Oppenheimer's past left-wing sympathies were used against him, and he was found to be a security risk and stripped of his clearance. Though Dorothy tried to help clear his name, she saw the man she loved disgraced. In this riveting and deeply moving account, drawing on a wealth of research and interviews with close family and colleagues, Jennet Conant reveals an exceptionally gifted and enigmatic man who served his country at tremendous personal cost and whose singular achievement, and subsequent undoing, is at the root of our present nuclear predicament
Technology and the winning of World War II : the story of a hero history forgot by Jennet Conant( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technological superiority of the Allies was a major factor in the winning of World War II. Ms. Conant discusses some of the extraordinary individuals in the fields of science, industry, and politics who helped produce the victory that defined the world in which we live
Jennet Conant: A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2008, fans of the butter-loving Francophile chef were stunned to learn that Julia Child previously worked for the OSS in the Far East during World War II. Her recently declassified OSS files flesh out Jennet Conant's account of Julia Child's early career, transformative romance with fellow OSS agent Paul Child, and tumultuous years during the McCarthy witch hunts. Jennet Conant is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington and Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
The Irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, Library Edition by Jennet Conant( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the covert intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who used his charm and wits to infiltrate the upper reaches of Georgetown society and who worked with such figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and spy chief William Stephenson to influence U.S. policy in favor of England
The Irregulars by Jennet Conant( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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. This group constituted the very beginning of what would become M16, the British version of the CIA, and they helped support the fledgling American intelligence service, known at the time as the OSS. Among them were writers Raold Dahl, Ian Fleming, and the flamboyant Canadian industrialist turned professional saboteur William Stephenson, known by the code name "Intrepid", upon whom Fleming would later base his fictional M16 agent James Bond. Richly detailed and carefully researched, Conant?s narrative uses never-before-seen wartime letters, diaries and interviews to create a fascinating, lively account of deceit, double dealing and moral ambiguity - all in the name of victory
Tuxedo Park : a Wall Street tycoon and the secret palace of science that changed the course of World War II (LP) by Jennet Conant( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Videoterminali: i rischi per la salute by William D Marbash( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women in combat? : withdrawing them in a crisis could hamper readiness by Jennet Conant( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSSThe irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los AlamosA covert affair : [Julia Child and Paul Child in the O.S.S.]The irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British spy ring in wartime Washington109 East Palace : [Robert Oppenheimer and the secret city of Los Alamos]Tuxedo Park : the Wall Street tycoon who changed the course of WW IIThe Irregulars : Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, Library Edition
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Jennet Conant American writer

Jennet Conant Amerikaans journaliste

Jennet Conant escritora estadounidense

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