A Hole in Texas by Herman Wouk
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With this rollicking novel-hailed equally for its satiric bite, its lightly borne scientific savvy, and its tender compassion for foible-prone humanity-one of America's preeminent storytellers returns to fiction. Guy Carpenter is a regular guy, a family man, an obscure NASA scientist, when he is jolted out of his quiet life and summoned to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. Through a turn of events as unlikely as it is inevitable, Guy finds himself compromised by scandal and romance, hounded by Hollywood, and agonizingly alone at the white-hot center of a firestorm ignited as three potent forces of American culture--politics, big science, and the media--spectacularly collide.
 

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Herman Wouk is the author of such classics as The Caine Mutiny (1951), Marjorie Morningstar (1955), Youngblood Hawke (1961), Don’t Stop the Carnival (1965), The Winds of War (1971), War and Remembrance (1978), and Inside, Outside (1985). His later works include The Hope (1993), The Glory (1994), and A Hole in Texas (2004). Among Mr. Wouk’s laurels are the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Caine Mutiny; the cover of Time magazine for Marjorie Morningstar, the bestselling novel of that year; and the cultural phenomenon of The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, which he wrote over a thirteen-year period and which went on to become two of the most popular novels and TV miniseries events of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1998, he received the Guardian of Zion Award for support of Israel. In 2008, Mr. Wouk was honored with the first Library of Congress Fiction Award, to be known as the Herman Wouk Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Writing of Fiction. He lives in Palm Springs, California.
 
Published April 13, 2004 by Little, Brown and Company. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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The American military gets nervous indeed: a Boson Bomb would be to the hydrogen bomb as the hydrogen bomb is to gunpowder.

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Still working more than 50 years after he won the Pulitzer for The Caine Mutiny , and more than 30 years after The Winds of War

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Still working more than 50 years after he won the Pulitzer for The Caine Mutiny , and more than 30 years after The Winds of War , Wouk, now nearly 90, has license to write what he pleases: in this case, a light, sprightly story about lost love, high-energy physics and the machinations of Washington.

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working on the Higgs boson project was a fellow grad student with.

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Guy's wife Penny is very jealous of his involvement with Myra and the potential involvement with his college love, Dr Wen Meili, who is now the chief scientist on the Chinese team.

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Guy Carpenter is a physicist working at NASA.

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… Wouk wants to entertain, which he accomplishes intermittently, and he also wants to instruct, which he does with commendable earnestness but which slows the pace to a very slow crawl."

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When the Chinese claim to have found the Higgs boson, Carpenter becomes a much sought after fount of information, partly due to his efforts to find the Higgs boson for the Americans, but also because of his ongoing relationship with Wen Mei Li (Wendy), the Chinese scientist credited with the find.

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