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A Study of the Role of Government in the American Economy: Massachusetts, 1774–1861, Revised Edition

The Handlins have broken a path into an area of American economic history too long neglected. They have cleared out many misconceptions concerning corporate techniques, and they have given their readers a thesis which should be an inspiration for further investigation.Journal of Economic History

The authors have carried through a difficult task thoroughly and effectively. They have illuminated a hitherto dark corner of American economic history and have contributed significantly to our understanding of the development of life and society in Massachusetts.New England Quarterly

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Jacket: Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, by James L. Nolan, Jr., from Harvard University Press

Remembering Hiroshima

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane