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  1. Wednesday Aug 13 TARASHEA NESBIT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13; 7 Pm TARASHEA NESBIT will discuss her book, The Wives of Los Alamos. Told as a novel, it depicts the lives of the wives of the scientists working under top secrecy to develop the atomic bomb. Their...
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TARASHEA NESBIT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13; 7 Pm

TARASHEA NESBIT will discuss her book, The Wives of Los Alamos. Told as a novel, it depicts the lives of the wives of the scientists working under top secrecy to develop the atomic bomb. Their average age was twenty-five. Their contact with the outside world was all but severed. Their lives were shrouded in a secrecy even they could not be privy to. They arrived in Los Alamos, New Mexico during World War II and made do in half-built homes on a military base surrounded by barbed wire, abundant sand, and armed guards. In the face of this upheaval and uncertainty, they banded together and carved out a life for themselves and their families, in spite of the chaos of the war and intense secrecy.

Told in the collective voice of the women, The Wives of Los Alamos sheds light on one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history. BLOOMSBURY

TaraShea Nesbit was born in Dayton, Ohio, one of the important, but lesser-known, Manhattan Project locations. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Denver and is working on her Ph.D.

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