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The Atomic Energy Commission under Nixon : adjusting to troubled times

Author: Glenn T Seaborg; Benjamin S Loeb
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this revealing book, Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg tells what it was like to be chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission during the Nixon presidency. As in his two other highly-praised historical books (Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban and Stemming the Tide: Arms Control in the Johnson Years), Dr. Seaborg draws extensively from his meticulously kept diary, enabling the reader to be a fly on the wall during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon; Richard M Nixon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn T Seaborg; Benjamin S Loeb
ISBN: 0312078994 9780312078997
OCLC Number: 26400468
Description: xx, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Brief Encounters --
pt. I. Explosions. 1. The Demise of Plowshare. 2. Testing the ABM Warhead --
pt. II. Arms Control. 3. The Nonproliferation Treaty. 4. SALT. 5. The Advice of Scientists --
pt. III. Furor Over Radiation Standards. 6. Monticello. 7. The Environmental Onslaught. 8. Challenge from Within. 9. Lowering the Limits --
pt. IV. Rise and Fall of the Breeder. 10. Getting Off the Ground. 11. Issues Along the Way. 12. Crash Landing --
pt. V. Administrative Matters. 13. A Matter of Justice. 14. Toward a Department of Energy --
Appendix: AEC Commissioners During Chairmanship of Glenn T. Seaborg.
Responsibility: Glenn T. Seaborg with Benjamin S. Loeb.
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Revealing what it was like to be Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission during the Richard Nixon presidency, Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg draws from his diary, enabling the reader to be a fly on  Read more...

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