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

Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conant, Jennet.
Man of the hour.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017
(DLC) 2017033241
(OCoLC)981640008
Named Person: James Bryant Conant; James Bryant Conant
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennet Conant
ISBN: 9781476730929 147673092X
OCLC Number: 1004425896
Description: 1 online resource (x, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Atomic pioneer --
A Dorchester boy --
A Harvard man --
No-man's-land --
The chemists' war --
Air castles --
The specialist --
The dark horse --
Unexpected troubles --
The acid test --
A private citizen speaks out --
Mission to London --
War scientist --
A colossal gamble --
Uneasy alliances --
One fell stroke --
A changed world --
Atomic chaos --
First of the cold warriors --
A rotten business --
Man of the hour --
Warrior educator.
Responsibility: Jennet Conant.

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