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

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(Photo:At the Nobel Prize press conference, Dr. Donald Glaser (right) is introduced to newspapermen by Glenn Seaborg (Chancellor of the University of California)1960. Morgue 1960-28 (P-5) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

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Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

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

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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.