This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: James B. Conant (1893-1978) was one of the giants of the American establishment in the twentieth century. President of Harvard University from 1933 to 1953, he was also a scientist who led the U.S. government's effort to develop weapons of mass destruction, and his story mirrors the transition of the United States from isolationism to global superpower at the dawn of the nuclear age. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: James B. Conant (1893-1978) was one of the giants of the American establishment in the twentieth century. President of Harvard University from 1933 to 1953, he was also a scientist who led the US government's effort to develop weapons of mass destruction, and his story mirrors the transition of the United States from isolationism to global superpower at the dawn of the nuclear age. 'This splendid portrait of Conant ...illuminates the life of a pivotal figure in the making of US nuclear, scientific, educational, and foreign policy for almost half a century. But the book is much more: it is not only an insightful narration of Conant's life, it is also a brilliant and important account of the making of the nuclear age, a chronicle that contains much that is new.' TheWashington Post 'The bomb would be as much Conant's as it was anyone's in government. His inner response to that burden of responsibility has long been obscured, but it is illumined here ...This is a model of historiography that is evocative reading.' The New York Times Book Review 'Vibrantly written and compelling, it breaches Conant's shield of public discretion in masterly fashion ...It is a huge, ambitious work - a history of the Cold War as Conant encountered it as well as a study of the man. ' The New Yorker 'Magnificent ...Any reader interested in nuclear weapons, Cold War history, or American politics from FDR to JFK will find this biography riveting.'
Inhaltsangabe: Describes Conant's working-class upbringing in Boston, his rise at Harvard, his assignment in 1941 to the group intimately involved in the making of the bomb, and his and Oppenheimer's failure to keep the bomb from being used. 10,000 first printing.
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Very Good. Reissue. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP12711892
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FCJC001QRO
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2023048
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0804726191
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1995. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Black spine with white and orange text: Covers have general shelfwear, some light scuffing, slight curling at corners: Textblock has small stain along tail edge, otherwise clean, one page creased from being dog eared, pages free of markings of tears: 948 pp. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-19-1272642
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. * This item is printed on demand * Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808047261913.0
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, California, 1995. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Good. Oversized softcover, 948 pages. Black glossy covers with orange type and illustration on cover, usual shelf wear to edges, lightly scuffed. "Library of DAD" embossed stamp on first page, pages are otherwise unmarked and clean. In good condition. Binding is tight and strong. Two small sections of black and white photographs. Extra shipping will be required for international and priority shipping because of the size and weight of this book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Fred6-1179
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press 1993, 1993. Paperback Book, 948 pp Very good condition, no spine crease ISBN: 0804726191. Buchnummer des Verkäufers E1127260
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, 1995. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IP-9780804726191
Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press 1995-01-01, 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: good. 0804726191. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 662239