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

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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.