An Elite Source of Advice

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  15 Dec 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5806, pp. 1685-1686
DOI: 10.1126/science.1132057

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


The Jasons. The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite. By Ann Finkbeiner. Viking, New York, 2006. 336 pp. $27.95, C$39. ISBN 0-670-03489-4.

Drawing on interviews with past and present members, the author tells stories about this small group of scientists who have provided the U.S. government with behind-the-scenes advice on technical problems, es-pecially ones having military applications.