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Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan) 1900-1982

Overview
Works: 49 works in 100 publications in 4 languages and 994 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Biographies  Internet videos  Periodicals  Filmed performances  Filmed plays  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q127.U6, 353.008550924
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Most widely held works by George B Kistiakowsky
Photochemical processes by George B Kistiakowsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1928 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist at the White House : the private diary of President Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Science and Technology by George B Kistiakowsky( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The days of intricate test-ban negotiations, Khrushchev's visit to Camp David, the cranberry controversy, the impending rupture with Cuba, the downed U-2, and the failed Summit in Paris come to life again in this highly personal diary kept by the Ukrainian-born chemist who was President Eisenhower's science advisor. Richly detailed, candid, and very human, the memoir offers an inside view of White House infighting, policy disputes, and bureaucratic conflict, and of the role an eminent scientist came to play in shaping presidential decisions. It records the interaction between the scientific community and the defense establishment during a critical period in the making of United States foreign policy. Throughout, Kistiakowsky's growing admiration for the President becomes clear. George Kistiakowsky became President Eisenhower's special assistant for science and technology in July 1959, and he served until John F. Kennedy's inauguration. He was the second person to hold this office, which was created by Eisenhower and would be abolished under Nixon. After considerable pressure from the scientific community, President Ford reinstated the position on the White House staff in August 1976. From the day he took office, Kistiakowsky kept a private journal of his activities and conversations. This diary, edited and annotated, is a readable and informative chronicle; it adds substantially to our knowledge of day-to-day operations in the office of the President. It records the progress of a citizen-expert who struggled to serve the President and the country with objective information and dispassionate analysis--but who also had his own strong ideas and passionate beliefs. With an introduction by Charles S. Maier and supplemented by Kistiakowsky's own reminiscences and commentary, this book can be read either as a primary document or as entertaining background; it is a unique contribution to contemporary history
Ueber die Zersetzung des Chlormonoxyds im Lichte : [Zusammenfassung der Dissertation] by George B Kistiakowsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the disposal hazards of certain chemical warfare agents and munitions( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International Science and Technology Journal interviews( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of edited transcripts of twenty-four interviews and 56 sound reels of 54 interviews conducted for the periodical, INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, between 1962 and 1967, and some reprints of its articles. Among the interviewees are: Pierre Aigrain, Richard Courant, Richard H. Crossman, Peter Debye, Henry Heald, Michael Higatsberger, Jesse Hobson, Donald Hornig, Ken Jarmelow, Augustus B. Kinzel, George Kistiakowsky, I.G. Petrovskii, Robert Preusser, Roger Revelle, Abdus Salam, Cyril S. Smith, C.P. Snow, Charles H. Townes, Albert Szent-Györgyi, F.C. Williams, and Robert R. Wilson. Also includes transcripts of group discussions on technical innovations in the Soviet Union, the brain drain of British scientists, and other topics
Arthur Becket Lamb, 1880-1952 by George B Kistiakowsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of wartime Los Alamos( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the age that is waiting( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A public relations film made by Harvard, apparently with the intention to raise money. Most of the film is devoted to extolling Harvard's virtues and highlighting its illustrious connections. Footage of speeches by President Eliot [10:37], President Lowell [11:58 & 16:34] and President Conant [16:00], as well as Winston Churchill [6:55]. At 5:00, historical footage: the confetti battle of 1929, the Tercentenary, Commencement 1929 and 1957. McGeorge Bundy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences recounts Harvard history, including Presidents Eliot and Lowell's educational reforms, Harvard's role in World War II, the formation of the house system, Widener resources, and sports. [crew at 18:00, football at 19:00]. The film then addresses the problems of undergraduate overcrowding and the difficulties of faculty housing (features Earnest May commuting) and office space. Finally, Pusey shows some of the college's 'priceless treasures' including the Charter of the college and the president's chair [36:15]
James Bryant Conant, 1893-1978 by George B Kistiakowsky( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection includes two series of lectures given at the informally organized Los Alamos University and attended by employees of the Los Alamos Laboratory. The first series, entitled 'LA Report 24: Lecture Series on Nuclear Physics', is comprised of typewritten, mimeographed notes on lectures given in 1943-1944 by: Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C.L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segrè, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams. Topics include: diffusion theory, neutron physics, the statistical theory of nuclear reactions, terminology, the two body problem, and radioactivity. The second series of handwritten, mimeographed notes on advanced topics in physics is in two volumes. Volume One (1945-1946) contains notes from lectures given by: Hans A. Bethe (assisted by Robert E. Marshak), Lyman G. Parratt (assisted by Bruno Rossi and John W. Trischa), Rudolf Peierls (assisted by Robert F. Christy and Klaus Fuchs), John Manley and Victor F. Weisskopf (assisted by Bernard T. Feld and Julian Schwinger). Volume Two (1945-1946) comprises notes from lectures by: Joseph Keller (assisted by Julius Askin and Chaim Richman), George B. Kistiakowsky, Leonard Schiff (assisted by Eugene M. Baroody), and Edward Teller (assisted by Robert F. Christy and Emil J. Konopinski). Topics include: electromagnetic theory, hydrodynamics, modern physics and nuclear physics (vol. 1); quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, theoretical mechanics, and thermodynamics (vol. 2). The collection comprises notes taken by attendees of the lectures, and also some compiled by the lecturers. The notes were collected by Jack H. Smith during his employment at Los Alamos
Confessions of a weaponeer :( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview with George Kistiakowsky, science adviser to President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1959-1961), relating to the development of American nuclear weapons policy and the history of the nuclear arms race. Interview conducted by Carl Sagan and broadcast on the television program Nova. Includes a printed transcript of the broadcast
Nuclear weapons, nuclear war, and arms control by George B Kistiakowsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report on "preparation of radioactive Lewisite" to July 15, 1942 by George B Kistiakowsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reminiscences of Los Alamos : a lecture series at the University of California, Santa Barbara( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speakers include: Joseph O. Hirschfelder, John Manley, George Kistiakowsky, Richard Feynman, Laura Fermi, Edwin and Elsie McMillan, Norris Bradbury, Bernice Brode, and John Dudley
Combined discussion of papers by professors Kistiakowsky and Rollefson with special reference to their bearing on the photochemical decomposition of carbonyl compounds by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Dartmouth Convocation on the Great Issues of Conscience in Modern Medicine( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of records regarding the Dartmouth Convocation on the Great Issues of Conscience in Modern Medicine, which was held at Dartmouth College Sept. 8-10, 1960, in conjunction with the Cornerstone Ceremony for the new medical science building of the Dartmouth Medical School. Includes invitations to speakers and other letters regarding the arrangements for the event, biographies of the speakers, and typescripts of the proceedings, panel discussions, and speeches. Also includes programs and schedules
The limitations of strategic arms by George W Rathjens( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bomb by Special Broadcasting Service Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A comprehensive analysis of the human implications of the escalating nuclear arms race, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby. The film moves from the {u2018}Hibakusha{u2019} (survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) in Japan to the computerised weapons systems of the US military, spanning time and space as it traces the evolution of the Bomb. Dimbleby reports from outside the White House ahead of the 1980 US election, a campaign dominated by the issue of defence. Back in Hiroshima, two female Hibakusha discuss the atrocities they witnessed in 1945. Their experiences contrast with the didactic reassurances of the British government-produced Protect and Survive television series. Dr Howard Hiatt, Dean of Public Health at Harvard University, points out that treating critically injured victims would be impossible even in optimal conditions. At Northallerton Town Hall in Yorkshire, officials undergo a training exercise simulating the aftermath of a nuclear attack, quickly revealing the extent to which society would disintegrate in such circumstances. Professor George Kistiakowsky, Chief Scientific Advisor to Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, discusses the psychology behind the arms race, blaming the superpowers for influencing the foreign policies of other nations. Kistiakowsky{u2019}s concerns are shared by Herbert Scoville, former Deputy Director of the CIA. Scoville fears that volatile nations with nuclear weapons will resort to them in a crisis. Another concern is the possibility of accidents. The NORAD headquarters, which monitors the risk of nuclear attack, has encountered three false alarms in the past year. New technology will enable missile counterstrikes issued by computers, increasing the risk of error. For decades, peace has relied on the concept of mutual assured destruction (MAD); the presumption that neither side would risk a nuclear conflict in the knowledge that they too would be obliterated. But President Carter recently endorsed the PD59, a new strategy that sanctions counterforce in the form of {u2018}limited nuclear war{u2019}. US Under-Secretary of Defence Walter Slocombe explains the doctrine, which incorporates {u2018}demonstration{u2019} firings through to targeted nuclear attacks. He admits that there is no guarantee that this type of warfare will remain {u2018}limited{u2019}. Paul Warnke, former Chief SALT II Negotiator, fears that the PD59 will result in nuclear holocaust, a view shared by Kistiakowsky. The programme explores the development of MX missiles {u2013} a mobile system engineered to protect against Russian strikes, and considers the growing opposition to the absurdities of the Civil Defence programme. In part three, the documentary returns to Japan, reporting from a hospital set up to care for the victims of the 1945 attacks. Dimbleby reports on the SALT II agreement and its aftermath. Admiral Sir Terence Lewin discusses the escalation of the arms race in the {u2018}theatre{u2019} of Europe, a form of one-upmanship that threatens to run out of control. The British Trident nuclear programme and the public protests it engendered are shown. The British Secretary of State for Defence, Francis Pym, labels the protestors hypocrites, benefiting from the protection of the US nuclear programme without wishing to house weapons on their own soil. When Dimbleby asks if he supports the better {u2018}dead than red{u2019} adage, Pym defends nuclear armament on grounds of the protection of freedom. The film concludes in Hiroshima on 6 August, 1980, a national day of remembrance and show of affirmation against nuclear armament
Studies on RDX and related compounds interim report no. RRC-1 to RRC-22, December 15, 1942-October 15, 1944( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A scientist at the White House : the private diary of President Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Science and Technology
Alternative Names
George Bogdan Kistiakowsky ukrainisch-amerikanischer Chemiker und Mitentwickler der ersten Atombombe

George Kistiakowski

George Kistiakowsky natuurkundige uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1900-1982)

George Kistiakowsky physico-chimiste américain

Kistiakowsky, Georg 1900-1982

Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan

Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan 1900-

Kistiakowsky, George Bogdan 1900-1982

Кистяковский, Георгий Богданович

Кістяківський Георгій Богданович

جرج کیستیاکویکی

جورج کیستیاکویکی

ジョージ・キスチャコフスキー

喬治·基斯提亞科斯基

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