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Socorro, New Mexico. 17 June 1945: a month before the testing of the first atomic bomb. America is at war with Japan abroad, and still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbour at home.
The great American scientist Richard Feynman makes a right turn out of Albuquerque and ends up in a hotel room in the middle of the desert. But a young girl has her own plans for the same room, and Feynman suddenly finds himself entangled in a twisting tale of mistaken identity, espionage, and Einstein's most famous equation.
Clever Dick is an explosively funny take on the Manhattan Project, but also a compelling study of the ongoing war within America, between science and the establishment, left and right, liberal and conservative.