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One to One: Jennet Conant, author, "Covert Affair"
One to One: Jennet Conant, author, "Covert Affair"
Published: 2011/06/06
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The Irregulars: Baker Street Spies in Wartime Washington
The Irregulars: Baker Street Spies in Wartime Washington
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: WGBHForum
Author Jennet Conant: Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Author Jennet Conant: Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Author Jennet Conant Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Author Jennet Conant Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Author Jennet Conant Wishes She Could Acquire this Talent
Author Jennet Conant Wishes She Could Acquire this Talent
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Author Jennet Conant
Author Jennet Conant
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Jennet Conant - a Covert Affair
Jennet Conant - a Covert Affair
Published: 2011/11/27
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Author Hape Kerkeling Discusses His New Book I
Author Hape Kerkeling Discusses His New Book I'M Off Then
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Pimsleur German Lesson 1
Pimsleur German Lesson 1
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Jennet Ishanowa - Yar diyme [hd] 2013
Jennet Ishanowa - Yar diyme [hd] 2013
Published: 2014/01/30
Channel: Mukam
What Is Ru Freeman
What Is Ru Freeman's Favorite Movie?
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Jennet-stoboi djanem ( russian song )
Jennet-stoboi djanem ( russian song )
Published: 2009/07/18
Channel: kniaz kalachov
Author Jennet Conant Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Author Jennet Conant Discusses Her Book The Irregulars
Published: 2014/03/16
Channel: studionowstaging
The Life of Roald Dahl
The Life of Roald Dahl
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Kevin Mieszala
Author Jennet Conant Wishes She Could Acquire this Talent
Author Jennet Conant Wishes She Could Acquire this Talent
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: studionowstaging
OBM - Journalist - Jennet Conant
OBM - Journalist - Jennet Conant
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Our Best Moments
Frances Quintana
Frances Quintana's Interview
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: AtomicHeritage
Julia and Paul Child
Julia and Paul Child's Real Spy Adventures with the OSS
Published: 2011/04/04
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Jennet Conent about her book A Covert Affair
Jennet Conent about her book A Covert Affair
Published: 2011/06/23
Channel: LubinHouseSU
Julie Morgenstern: When Organizing Isn
Julie Morgenstern: When Organizing Isn't Enough
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Author Staceyann Chin Discusses Her Memoir
Author Staceyann Chin Discusses Her Memoir
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Disney, Roald Dahl, and James Bond
Disney, Roald Dahl, and James Bond
Published: 2013/02/13
Channel: literary wanderlust
Kai Bird
Kai Bird's New book
Published: 2010/06/16
Channel: beigemac1
VTS_01_1.VOB john solari/ Py Kim Conant.818-453-0069
VTS_01_1.VOB john solari/ Py Kim Conant.818-453-0069
Published: 2012/06/10
Channel: John Solari
What book will be chosen?
What book will be chosen?
Published: 2015/03/22
Channel: Jazdia
Orchis ‎– The Hare / Jennet
Orchis ‎– The Hare / Jennet
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: mark beech
What book will be chosen
What book will be chosen
Published: 2015/03/21
Channel: Jazdia
T.K - Canim
T.K - Canim
Published: 2014/02/26
Channel: Eat1ron
Bernadette Conant, Let Me Believe,  with Lenny Sales, at East Village Coffee Lounge Monterey CA
Bernadette Conant, Let Me Believe, with Lenny Sales, at East Village Coffee Lounge Monterey CA
Published: 2010/02/25
Channel: John Mount
jennet dzhanim
jennet dzhanim
Published: 2009/06/18
Channel: bakinec69
Author and Filmmaker Miranda July on Her Short Story Collection  No One Belongs Here More Than You
Author and Filmmaker Miranda July on Her Short Story Collection No One Belongs Here More Than You
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Ojalá | Cita Cultural | La poeta Jennet Tineo | 23-9-16 | Canal 4RD
Ojalá | Cita Cultural | La poeta Jennet Tineo | 23-9-16 | Canal 4RD
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Canal 4RD
specially for Jennet =))   Malinki
specially for Jennet =)) Malinki
Published: 2009/08/01
Channel: oZ4yBAk
ферди акдиш ( Ferdi Akdish ) Jennet - Canım
ферди акдиш ( Ferdi Akdish ) Jennet - Canım
Published: 2011/02/22
Channel: ferdi karakule
erickson and jennet
erickson and jennet
Published: 2008/08/17
Channel: catwoman070303
The Hugh Bradner Films
The Hugh Bradner Films
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: AtomicHeritage
Bestselling Author Stephen King on "N."
Bestselling Author Stephen King on "N."
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
JENNET JANYM
JENNET JANYM
Published: 2012/01/18
Channel: Damlasu Deniz Keskin
Adira Shael (Oyun Shael - Jennet Shael)
Adira Shael (Oyun Shael - Jennet Shael)
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: Leonid Babaev
Meet Peter Manseau
Meet Peter Manseau
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Jennet & I In NY!
Jennet & I In NY!
Published: 2006/06/09
Channel: sruthp
Jennet Tineo  LA MUJER ESPIRAL
Jennet Tineo LA MUJER ESPIRAL
Published: 2012/12/07
Channel: Luis Carvajal
Noche Lunatica XV - Jennet Tineo
Noche Lunatica XV - Jennet Tineo
Published: 2010/08/25
Channel: lanochelunatica
May, 2010 - Conant  H.S. - Artist of the Month
May, 2010 - Conant H.S. - Artist of the Month
Published: 2010/05/07
Channel: Village of Schaumburg
The irregulars Feel today acoustic
The irregulars Feel today acoustic
Published: 2009/06/06
Channel: andrypablucas
jennet cat
jennet cat
Published: 2007/07/05
Channel: ntwala
Wedding MV- Simon & Jennet
Wedding MV- Simon & Jennet
Published: 2009/08/20
Channel: Jennet Du
One Harvard 2012 | Introduction: Judith D. Singer
One Harvard 2012 | Introduction: Judith D. Singer
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Harvard University
Jennet, Violet, Nika. RETARDS.
Jennet, Violet, Nika. RETARDS.
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: Zhanna M
Bill Hudgins
Bill Hudgins's Interview
Published: 2016/01/20
Channel: AtomicHeritage
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Jennet Conant
Born Jennet Richards Conant
(1959-07-15) July 15, 1959 (age 58)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Non-fiction writer, journalist
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College
Haverford College
Columbia University
Period 1982–present
Subject World War II
Notable works Tuxedo Park (2002)
109 East Palace (2005)
The Irregulars (2008)
Spouse Steve Kroft
Children John

Jennet Conant (born 15 July 1959) is an American non-fiction author and journalist. She has written four books about World War II, three of which have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list: Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changes the Course of WWII, 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos, The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, and A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.

Biographical Details[edit]

Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Asia and America, she received a BA degree (cum laude) in Political Theory from Bryn Mawr College in 1982, and double-majored in Philosophy at Haverford College. She completed a master's degree in Journalism from New York City's Columbia University in 1983. She was awarded a John J. McCloy Fellowship to study politics in Germany.

Conant went on to work at Newsweek magazine for seven years, and wrote profiles for Rolling Stone, Spy magazine, and The New York Times. Additionally, she was a contributing editor for Esquire, GQ, and Vanity Fair, from which she resigned to write her first book, Tuxedo Park. Her profile of James Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix, was featured in The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2004.

She lives in New York City and in Sag Harbor, New York. She is married to the journalist Steve Kroft. They have one son.

Conant is the granddaughter of James Bryant Conant, noted chemist and President of Harvard University.

Books[edit]

  • Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science that Changed the Course of World War II (2002), based in part on her family's role in World War II, explores the hitherto unknown story of lawyer, scientist, and New York financier Alfred Lee Loomis and his role in the development of radar technology during World War II.
  • Her second book, 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos (2005), is an account of the history, science, politics and struggles surrounding the building of the atomic bomb. It includes insights from the author's grandfather, James B. Conant, who was an administrator for the Manhattan Project.[1][2] In 2006, it won the Spirit of the West Award for literary achievement in nonfiction.[3]
  • The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington (2008) is about the structure, history, development, implications, and influence of British espionage in the United States before, during and immediately after World War II. Her history of the organization known as British Security Coordination (BSC) chronicles the exploits of a charm brigade that included such recruits as Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and David Ogilvy as well as the head of BSC, William Stephenson.[4] It was selected as Amazon Best Book of the Month September 2008.[5]
  • A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS (2011) is about the experiences of Julia Child and Paul Child as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the later years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s.[6]
  • Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist (2017) is a biography of Conant's grandfather James B. Conant, a prominent chemist, president of Harvard University, and ambassador to Germany.[7] A review in the journal Nature (journal) called it a "welcome" take on James Conant's life, emerging "at a salutary moment," and said that Jennet Conant "is a fine writer."[8]

Reception[edit]

Conant has been widely praised by critics. Kirkus Reviews hailed Tuxedo Park as "Remarkable and remarkably told, as if F. Scott Fitzgerald had penned Batman."[9] Jonathan Yardley in a Washington Post review of The Irregulars said that "As was true of her excellent first book, Tuxedo Park, in The Irregulars she removes the dust of history from a forgotten but important figure to be reckoned with before and during the war."[10]

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