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TaraShea Nesbit - Author

About the Author

TaraShea Nesbit teaches creative writing and literature courses at the University of Denver and the University of Washington in Tacoma. A graduate of the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis, TaraShea is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, where she is a Presidential Fellow.

Featured books by TaraShea Nesbit

The Wives of Los Alamos

The Wives of Los Alamos

Author: TaraShea Nesbit Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with a P.O. Box for an address, in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of 'the project' that didn't exist as far as the greater world was concerned. They were constrained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. Though they were strangers, they joined together - babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up. But then 'the project' was unleashed and even bigger challenges faced the women of Los Alamos, as they struggled with the burden of their contribution towards the creation of the most destructive force in mankind's history - the atomic bomb.

Other books by TaraShea Nesbit

Las esposas de Los Alamos

Las esposas de Los Alamos

Author: TaraShea Nesbit Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

El inicio de la era atomica puede resultar anecdotico, pero los detalles del proyecto Manhattan, una de las empresas mas extranas y monumentales de la era moderna, son incluso descabellados. Un judio hungaro llega a Estados Unidos y, como no sabe conducir, su primera mision es convencer a alguien de que lo lleve hasta el cientifico mas famoso del mundo. Le trae noticias gravisimas. Una vez recibidas, Albert Einstein decide, junto con su atribulado amigo Leo Szilard, avisar por carta al presidente Roosevelt: es posible construir una bomba de alcance nunca imaginado, y tal vez los nazis ya se hayan puesto a ello. Decenas de miles de personas acabaron movilizndose para construir ingenios que nadie haba probado antes y, aun as, el secreto se mantuvo. Naturalmente, si los mejores fsicos del planeta iban a juntarse a imaginar su destruccin, haba que fundar para ellos una ciudad que no apareciera en los mapas. Y hasta aqu, la parte ms conocida de la historia. Las esposas de Los lamos es, sin embargo, la reconstruccin imaginaria de lo que no sabemos, contada por un "e;nosotras"e; que es la voz de la colmena y el pensamiento popular, pero tambin de la reflexin: la de unas mujeres jvenes y cosmopolitas, esposas educadas que venan de Berkeley y de Cambridge, que haban huido de Pars, solan vivir en Londres y Chicago, y que, sin darse cuenta, o un poco a sabiendas, contribuyeron a desatar la fuerza ms destructiva de la historia. Una voz que por eso mismo disiente y se hace preguntas sobre la ciencia, la guerra y el poder que no dejan de ser las nuestras.

The Wives of Los Alamos

The Wives of Los Alamos

Author: TaraShea Nesbit Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with a P.O. Box for an address, in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of `the project' that didn't exist as far as the greater world was concerned. They were constrained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. Though they were strangers, they joined together - babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up. But then `the project' was unleashed and even bigger challenges faced the women of Los Alamos, as they struggled with the burden of their contribution towards the creation of the most destructive force in mankind's history - the atomic bomb. Contentious, gripping and intimate, The Wives of Los Alamos is a personal tale of one of the most momentous events in our history.