THE JASONS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE'S POSTWAR ELITE

THE JASONS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE'S POSTWAR ELITE

By: Finkbeiner, Ann

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 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.

Title: THE JASONS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE'S POSTWAR ELITE

Author Name: Finkbeiner, Ann

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2007

ISBN Number: 0143038478

ISBN Number 13: 9780143038474

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046695