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Adventures of a chemist collector

Author: Alfred Bader
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in Vienna, Alfred Bader fled to England at the age of fourteen, ten months before the outbreak of World War II. Although a Jewish refugee from the Nazis, he was interned in 1940, along with other 'enemy aliens', and sent to a Canadian prisoner-of-war camp." "Obtaining his release in 1941, he was accepted at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he studied engineering chemistry. There followed a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographical sources
Biography
Named Person: Alfred Bader; Alfred Bader
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bader
ISBN: 0297834614 9780297834618
OCLC Number: 32587156
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 288 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / David Smith --
1. Childhood --
2. Internment --
3. Queen's University --
4. Harvard --
5. First Years in Milwaukee --
6. Isabel and Danny --
7. Aldrich --
8. Collecting Chemicals --
9. Searching for Suppliers --
10. Friends and Competitors --
11. Joint Ventures --
12. Sigma-Aldrich --
13. My Expulsion --
14. David and Daniel --
15. A Tribute to Universities --
16. Josef Loschmidt --
17. Paintings --
18. Trophies of the Hunt --
19. Efim Schapiro --
20. John Whalley --
21. The Getty: A Cautionary Tale --
22. Caveat Donor --
23. Dance with the IRS --
24. Herstmonceux Castle.
Other Titles: Alfred Bader, adventures of a chemist collector
Alfred Bader
Responsibility: Alfred Bader.

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This autobiography of Alfred Bader, the distinguished chemist, art collector and philanthropist, reveals how after being interned in 1940, and sent to a Canadian prisoner-of-war camp, he became very  Read more...

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