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The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America
The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America
By Daniel J. Kevles
Knopf, 1978, 489 pp

An in-depth descriptive chronicle of American physicists and the general "culture" of the physical sciences in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present. Extensively researched and documented, the work devotes two-thirds of its length to pre-World War II history, providing valuable background material.