KSFR FM 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM
Producer and Host: Abigail Adler
Guest: Jennet Conant
Jennet Conant was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Asia and the United States--- in Cambridge Massachusetts. Conant is a distinguished historian and author of non-fiction books about World War II and it's aftermath. She is the author of 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. Conant's latest book, just out this year is, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist. James B. Conant, the author's grandfather, was a brilliant chemist, President of Harvard University and advisor to Presidents.
Four of her books have been on the NY Times Best Seller List.
Conant earned bachelors degree in Political Theory and philosophy as well as a masters in journalism. While a grad student at Columbia University, she was hired by Newsweek magazine and wound up working there for 7 years. Then for the next ten years Conant worked as a writer for Vanity Fair, Esquire and The New York Times.