AUTHORMorison, Elting E.
TITLETurmoil and Tradition: A Study of the Life and Times of Henry L. Stimson
PUBLISHERHoughton Mifflin Company
CITYBoston, MA
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This biography of Henry L. Stimson emphasizes his long-term service to the public interest. It is divided into three parts spanning the years from 1867 to 1950. The book moves from Stimson’s childhood, education, and initial career as a lawyer to his prestigious career in the United States government. The author discusses Stimson’s political evolution, characterized by an initial disinterest in political matters toward an acute awareness of and passion for civic duty. The last section is devoted to the years during and after World War II; it focuses on Stimson’s involvement with and contributions to the Manhattan Project. The author provides details on how, as Secretary of War, Stimson advised President Truman on matters concerning nuclear development and the atomic bomb.

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