MEANS OF DESTRUCTION (1936-1990)
|Thomas J. Misa
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN 55455
Table of Contents
|I. Chronology and Topics|
Herf, Jeffrey. Reactionary modernism: technology, culture, and politics in Weimar and the Third Reich. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984
Renneberg, Monika, and Mark Walker (eds.). 1994. Science, Technology and National Socialism. Cambridge Univ. Press. <NG>
Walker, Mark. German national socialism and the quest for nuclear power, 1939-1949. Cambridge/New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Drell, Sidney D. 1993. In the shadow of the bomb: physics and arms control. New York: American Institute of Physics.
Fermi, Rachel and Esther Samra. 1995. Picturing the bomb: photographs from the secret world of the Manhattan Project. New York: H.N. Abrams.
Gray, Colin S. 1981. The MX, ICBM, and national security. New York: Praeger.
Groueff, Stephane. 1967. Manhattan Project: the untold story of the making of the atomic bomb. Boston: Little, Brown.
Groves, Leslie R. 1962. Now it can be told: the story of the Manhattan Project. New York, Harper.
Hewlett, Richard G. and Oscar E. Anderson Jr. 1962. A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, vol. 1: The New World [1939-1946]. Washington: Government Printing Office.
Hewlett, Richard G. and Jack M. Holl. Atoms for peace and war, 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
Hughes, Thomas P. 1998. Rescuing Prometheus. Pantheon. [see chapters on SAGE bomber defense, Atlas missile, ARPANET]
Jones, Vincent C. 1985. Manhattan, the Army and the atomic bomb. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, U.S. Army.
Lindee, M. Susan. 1994. Suffering made real: American science and the survivors at Hiroshima. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
MacKenzie, Donald. 1990. Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance. MIT Press.
Nichols, Kenneth D. 1987. The Road to Trinity. New York: Morrow.
Rhodes, Richard. 1986. The making of the atomic bomb. New York: Simon & Schuster. [Best discussion of the many facets of the atom bomb project]
Rhodes, Richard. 1995. Dark sun: the making of the hydrogen bomb. New York: Simon & Schuster. <NG>
Serber, Robert. 1943/1992. The Los Alamos primer: the first lectures on how to build an atomic bomb. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. [Based on a set of 5 lectures Serber gave during April 1943 at starting of Los Alamos project.]
Schloming, Gordon Clark. 1987. American foreign policy and the nuclear dilemma. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.
Scoville, Herbert. 1981. MX: prescription for disaster. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Truslow, Edith C., Ralph Carlisle Smith, David Hawkins.
Project Y, the Los Alamos story. Los Angeles: Tomash Publishers,
1983. [Reprint. Originally published: Manhattan
history, Project Y, the Los Alamos Project. Los Alamos: Los Alamos
Laboratory, University of California, 1961.]
Allison, David K. "U.S. Navy Research and Development since World War II." Chapter 7 in Merritt Roe Smith (ed.) Military Enterprise and Technological Change. MIT Press.
Baum, Claude. 1981. The System Builders: The Story of SDC. Santa Monica: System Development Corporation.
Etzkowitz, Henry and Loet Leydesdorff. 1997. Universities and the global knowledge economy: a triple helix of university-industry-government relations. London/New York: Pinter.
Everett Mendelsohn, Merritt Roe Smith, Peter Weingart (eds.). 1988. Science, technology, and the military. Dordrecht/Boston: Kluwer Academic.
Flamm, Kenneth. 1988. Creating the Computer: Government, Industry and High Technology. Washtington: Brookings Institution.
Forman, Paul. 1987. "Behind Quantum Electronics: National Security as Basis for Physical Research in the United States, 1940-1960." Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 18: 149-229.
Galison, Peter and Bruce Hevly (eds.). Big Science: the growth of large-scale research. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
Geiger, Roger L. 1993. Research and Relevant Knowledge: American Research Universities since World War II. Oxford University Press.
Hughes, Thomas P. 1998. Rescuing Prometheus. Pantheon. [case studies of SAGE bomber defense, Atlas missile, ARPANET, and Boston's Central Artery projects]
Komons, Nick A. 1966. Science and the Air Force: A History of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Arlington: Office of Aerospace Research.
Leslie, Stuart W. 1993. The Cold War and American Science: The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford. New York. Columbia University Press.
Misa, Thomas J. "Military Needs, Commercial Realities, and the Development of the Transistor, 1948-1958." Chapter 6 in Merritt Roe Smith (ed.) Military Enterprise and Technological Change. MIT Press. On-line at <www.stanford.edu/group/mmdd/SiliconValley/MisaT/DevelopTransistor/DevelopTransistor.html> (Oct. 2002)
Noble, David F. 1984. Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation. New York: Knopf.
Noble, David F. 1985. "Command Performance: A Perspective on Military Enterprise and Technological Change." Chapter 8 in Merritt Roe Smith (ed.) Military Enterprise and Technological Change. MIT Press.
Norberg, Arthur, and Judy E. O'Neill. 1996. Transforming Computer Technology: Information Processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Rand Corporation. The Rand Corporation: the first fifteen years. Santa Monica: The Corporation, 1963. [46 p.]
Redmond, Kent C. and Thomas M. Smith. 1980. Project Whirlwind: The History of a Pioneer Computer. Bedford, Mass.: Digital Press.
Roland, Alex. 1985. "Technology and War: A Bibliographic Essay." Chapter 9 in Merritt Roe Smith (ed.) Military Enterprise and Technological Change. MIT Press.
Sapolsky, Harvey M. 1990. Science and the Navy: The History of the Office of Naval Research. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Smith, Bruce L. R. 1966. The RAND Corporation: Case Study of a Non-Profit Advisory Corporation. Harvard University Press.
Smith, Merritt Roe (ed.). 1985. Military enterprise and technological change: perspectives on the American experience. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Relyea, Harold. 1994. Silencing science: National security controls and scientific communication. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Pub.
Sanders, Ralph. 1990. Arms industries: New suppliers and regional security. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press.
Shelton, William. 1968. Soviet Space Exploration. The First Decade. Washington Square Press.
Yergin, Daniel. 1978. Shattered peace: The origins of the cold war and the national security state. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Young, John W. 1991. Cold War Europe, 1945-89: A
history. London: E. Arnold; New York: Routledge, Chapman and
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