THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.
Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1999.). In 1939 a teenage math prodigy is summoned to the Smithsonian "where a crash program to develop the atomic bomb is being conducted in the basement." He brainstorms with Oppenheimer and upstairs, after hours, the museum comes to life. . . One of his "invention novels" this is a "Vidalian tour de force of comedy and allusion." 260 pp. ISBN: 0-15-6006480.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.