Science, Cold War and the American State

By Allan A. Needell

© 2001 – Routledge

420 pages

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Paperback: 9789057026225
pub: 2001-01-23
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Hardback: 9789057026218
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About the Book

This book illuminates how Berkner became a model that produced the scientist/advisor/policymaker that helped build post-war America. It does so by providing a detailed account of the personal and professional beliefs of one of the most influential figures in the American scientific community; a figure that helped define the political and social climates that existed in the United States during the Cold War.


…engagingly written in a narrative manner, following Berkner's career chronologically while carefully explaining the scientific, governmental and other contexts Berkner found himself in. - IEEE Newsletter No. 57, November 2001

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
SCIENCE / History