By Pap A. Ndiaye,Elborg Forster
What do nylon stockings and atomic bombs have in universal? DuPont. The chemical company of DuPont de Nemours pioneered the advance of either nylon and plutonium, enjoying an enormous position within the upward push of mass intake and the emergence of the infamous "military-industrial complex." during this interesting account of the lives and careers of Du Pont’s chemical engineers, Pap A. Ndiaye deftly illustrates the contribution of to the genesis of a dominant post–World warfare II "American version" connecting prosperity with security.
The customer and army dimensions of twentieth-century American heritage are frequently studied individually. Ndiaye reunites them by means of analyzing Du Pont's improvement of nylon, which symbolized a brand new lifestyle, and plutonium, which used to be synonymous with annihilation. Reflecting at the studies and contributions of the company's engineers and physicists, Ndiaye lines Du Pont's transformation into one of many company types of yankee luck.
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Nylon and Bombs: DuPont and the March of Modern America (Studies in Industry and Society) by Pap A. Ndiaye,Elborg Forster