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Leo Szilard

Physicist, Activist (11-Feb-1898 — 30-May-1964)


Michael Bess. Realism, Utopia, and the Mushroom Cloud: Four Activist Intellectuals and their Strategies for Peace, 1945-1989: Louise Weiss, Leo Szilard, E. P. Thompson, and Danilo Dolci. University Of Chicago Press. 1993. 344pp.

Arnulf E. Esterer; Louise A. Esterer. Prophet of the Atomic Age: Leo Szilard. New York: Julian Messner. 1972. 189pp.

David A. Grandy. Leo Szilard: Science as a Mode of Being. University Press of America. 1996. 204pp.

Helen S. Hawkins; G. Allen Greb (editors). Toward a Livable World: Leo Szilard and the Crusade for Nuclear Arms Control. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 1987. 552pp.

William Lanouette; with Bela Silard. Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1992. 587pp.

Jim Ottaviani; et. al.. Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb. G. T. Labs. 2001. 240pp.

Spencer R. Weart; Gertrud Weiss Szilard (editors). Leo Szilard: His Version of the Facts. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 1978. 244pp.


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  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.742)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.685)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1426)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.1014)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.714)

  11. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.466)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.474)

  13. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.772)

  14. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.552)

  15. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.466)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.499)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.133)

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