The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

by Ann Finkbeiner
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The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite by Ann Finkbeiner

The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the Defense Department cannot solve. Among many stunning innovations, they helped invent our electronic battlefield and Star Wars missile defense technology, and are now looking into ways to improve our intelligence gathering. Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to explore the uncertain bargains between science and politics. It is a story older than Faust and as timely as tomorrow’s headlines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143038474
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 859,106
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ann Finkbeiner is a freelance science writer who normally writes about cosmology and who runs the graduate program in science writing at Johns Hopkins University.

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