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The Cold War and American Science

The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford

by Stuart W. Leslie

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Mathematics and Science,
  • Universities / polytechnics,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • Political Freedom & Security - International Secur,
  • Political Science / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9496923M
    ISBN 100231079591
    ISBN 109780231079594

    The s are widely regarded as the golden age of American science fiction. This book surveys a wide range of major science fiction novels and films from the long s--the period from to when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. The American science fiction novels and films of this period clearly reflect Cold War anxieties and tensions through their focus on such 1/5(4). The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction ‘McMahon has produced a commanding short narrative of a vital period in recent world history. Clear, concise, and compelling, The Cold War is a superb primer on the subject.’ Fredrik Logevall, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Clymer calls it an excellent work which will be a "definitive account" of American policy in South Asia during the Cold War. [5] Richard Ned Lebow in The American Political Science Review calls it a "careful historical study" [6] while Rafique Kawthari notes in Current History that the professor of history, Robert McMahon, has relied mainly on Alma mater: Fairfield University, B.A., University of . American Fiction in the Cold War book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In American Fiction in the Cold War Thomas Hill Sch 3/5.

      Wolfe, whose work as a scholar of Cold War science and technology has earned immense respect from other historians of science, approaches this history episodically. The book’s first chapter, for example, goes over the well-trodden ground of the Lysenko affair, in which Mendelian genetics was suppressed in the Soviet Union in the name of a. American Science Fiction - in both literature and film - has played a key role in the portrayal of the fears inherent in the Cold War. The end of this era heralds the need for a reassessment of the literary output of the forty-year period since Working through a series of important texts, David Seed investigates the political inflexions put on American narratives in the post-war decades.


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Investigations of how the global Cold War shaped national scientific and technological practices in fields from biomedicine to rocket science.

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