Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy, and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy, and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

by John Thomas Smith II
     
 

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This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. Smith’s paternal grandfather was present at the creation of General Motors Corporation and served as its Vice President and General Counsel. His maternal grandfather, William G.

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This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. Smith’s paternal grandfather was present at the creation of General Motors Corporation and served as its Vice President and General Counsel. His maternal grandfather, William G. Maguire, was an entrepreneur and natural gas pipeline pioneer with a visionary grasp of natural gas’s significance in the twentieth century American economy. Smith’s father served as a senior diplomat under five presidents, working to constrain the nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia and to curtail proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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Strobe Talbott
A thoughtful, often poignant reflection on the lives of three generations of J.T. Smith II’s family, whose careers in the energy sector, the automobile industry, superpower diplomacy, government service, and the law have contributed to the security of the nation and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442220119
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John Thomas Smith II, like his father and grandfather, is a lawyer. His career involved him in some of the signal events of the twentieth century, including the Saturday Night Massacre during “Watergate” and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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