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The Resource Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist, Jennet Conant

Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist, Jennet Conant

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Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist
Title
Man of the hour
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James B. Conant, warrior scientist
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Jennet Conant
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eng
Summary
"The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. As Eisenhower's high commissioner to Germany, he helped to plan German recovery and was an architect of the United States' Cold War policy. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times--among them the use of chemical weapons, the decision to drop the bomb, Oppenheimer's fate, the politics of post-war Germany and the Cold War--the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"--
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A portrait of the wartime scientist, Harvard University president and presidential advisor, written by his granddaughter, places his life against a backdrop of key historical events to offer particular insights into his oversight of the Manhattan Project and subsequent campaigns in support of atomic weapon control at the international level
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individual biography
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10576564
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Conant, Jennet
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  • 370.92
  • B
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Conant, James Bryant
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Conant, James Bryant
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Educators
  • College presidents
  • Chemists
  • Atomic bomb
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Science and state
  • Technology and state
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Atomic bomb
  • Chemists
  • College presidents
  • Decision making
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Educators
  • Science and state
  • Technology and state
  • United States
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adult
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James B. Conant, warrior scientist
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Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist, Jennet Conant
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-561) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn981640008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476730882
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017033241
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981640008
Label
Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist, Jennet Conant
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [501]-561) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981640008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476730882
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017033241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981640008

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