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Thomas P. Hughes

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Thomas P. Hughes is Emeritus Mellon Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technology. Currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at MIT, he lives in Philadelphia.

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Rescuing Prometheus
Four Monumental Projects that Changed Our World
Written by Thomas P. Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $18.95

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the dangers posed by the "military-industrial-university complex."  His warning became a rallying cry of liberal dissent and, for some, this partnership became the most ominous aspect of what came to be known as the "establishment."

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Rescuing Prometheus
Four Monumental Projects that Changed Our World
Written by Thomas P. Hughes


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

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