AUTHORConant, James B.
TITLEMy Several Lives: Memoirs of a Social Inventor
PUBLISHERHarper & Row
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1970
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This book consists of the memoirs of James B. Conant, a chemist and bureaucrat who worked with engineer Vannevar Bush and project leader Leslie Groves on the Manhattan Project. Most of the reminiscences deal with Conant’s life as a chemist and an educator, particularly as president of Harvard University. There are, however, several sections dealing with Conant’s work with nuclear issues, including his insider knowledge of the Manhattan Project as chairman of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) and his efforts to help secure international control of atomic fission after the war. Conant also served as High Commissioner to Germany during the early 1950s and was a founding member of The Committee on the Present Danger, which became an influential anti-Soviet group at that time. The book contains a section of photographs of Conant with his family, colleagues, and dignitaries.


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