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Memoirs of the anti-Communist banker who founded the commercial nuclear power industry


The years immediately following the end of World War II were marked by two important realities: the beginning of the Cold War with the Soviet Union — the Truman Doctrine was announced in 1947 —and the advent of the atomic age. At the intersection of nuclear warfare and atoms for peace stood Lewis Strauss… Continue reading

A look at “Controlling the Atom”

Book cover of Controlling the Atom

This book, Controlling the Atom, appeared in 1984 and describes the creation of the first nuclear reactor regulations. The subtitle may sound boring, but I think there are some portions of the book that industry engineers will find interesting. Continue reading