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Jerry Wiesner : scientist, statesman, humanist : memories and memoirs

Author: Jerome B Wiesner; Walter A Rosenblith
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How Jerry Wiesner, presidential science adviser and president of MIT, worked to make a better and safer world, as told by friends and colleagues and in his own autobiographical writings.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Jerome B Wiesner; Jerome B Wiesner; Jerome B Wiesner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome B Wiesner; Walter A Rosenblith
ISBN: 0262182327 9780262182324
OCLC Number: 52134711
Description: xxiv, 612 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Memories --
Brothers / Walter A. Rosenblith --
Abiding optimist / Louis D. Smullin --
Ace communicator / Alan Lomax --
Scientist, educator, sailor / Robert I. Hulsizer, Jr. --
A view from the White House / Theodore C. Sorensen --
International perspectives / Michael Sela --
A man for all seasons / Eugene B. Skolnikoff --
An enlightenment man / Philip Morrison --
Educator, political leader, much loved friend / John Kenneth Galbraith --
Race, education, and community / Elma Lewis --
The search for Soviet cybernetics / Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr. --
A passion for the arts / Catherine N. Stratton --
Peace became his profession / Carl Kaysen --
Excellence in action / Paul E. Gray --
A lesson in wisdom / Shirley Ann Jackson --
Three glimpses / Robert M. Solow --
A man of courage and integrity / Willard R. Johnson --
Giving women a break when few men did / Carola Eisenberg --
Campaigner for urban justice / Melvin H. King --
The origins of the media lab /Nicholas Negroponte --
Continuing communication / Emma Rothschild --
Commitment to international peace and security / Ruth S. Adams --
A voice of reason / Anthony Lewis --
Coda / Howard W. Johnson --
Jerry in his own words --
Memoirs --
A random walk through the twentieth century --
Remembering the rad lab and RLE --
Los Alamos --
Technological capabilities panel --
Up the ladder to the White House --
Kennedy --
ABM --
Gorbachev's revolution --
Selected speeches and papers --
Convocation speech/MIT, October 15, 1969 --
Science, technology, and the quality of life/Inaugural address as MIT president, October 7, 1971 --
Commencement address/Valedictory address as MIT president, June 2, 1980 --
Communication theory and the learning process/CBS, Westchester, New York, October 23, 1980 --
Disenthralling ourselves/National Academy of sciences, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1984 --
Creating with computing/ Wiesner Building dedication, MIT, October 2, 1985 --
The rise and fall of the President's science advisory committee, Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1987 --
Survival, the moral equivalent of the arms race/National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., January 1988 --
A department of development/Cambridge, Mass., May 17, 1988 --
In memory of Andrei Sakharov/American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Mass., April 27, 1990 --
President Eisenhower's changing search for peace/Moscow, Russia, November 1990 --
The world needs a better security system/Cambridge, Mass., December 1991 --
Lillian/Memorial meeting for Lillian Hellman, ca. 1993 --
Award speech/National Academy of Sciences Public welfare medal, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1993 --
Selected letters and documents.
Responsibility: edited by Walter A. Rosenblith.

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...[An] illuminating collection of essaylike tributes and Wiesner's own letters, speeches, and memoirs... -- Donna Seaman Booklist Jerry Wiesner is well worth getting to know. -- Roy Herbert Read more...

 
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