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The Life of Washington

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674532519

Publication Date: 01/01/1962

Short

264 pages

5-1/2 x 8 inches

4 halftones

Belknap Press

The John Harvard Library

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[Marcus Cunliffe] has provided the first scholarly editing of Parson Weems’ work. He introduces the high-spirited old scamp with more sympathy than he has received in many a year, gives a short account of Weems’ own life drawn from the attenuated facts available, an evaluation of the reliability of the biography, and delivers a kindly judgment: ‘Weems supplied distinct needs for the American imagination.’The New York Herald Tribune

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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