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"The qualities that made Science in the Federal Government exemplary in 1957 still do so today. The book demonstrates that the history of science can be done as an integral part of political and social history, that the history of institutions need not be narrow and dull if it includes the human dimension of personalities and elites and social relationships. It succeeds admirably in treating technical aspects of science without letting them dominate the central organizational and human themes. Dupree's achievement has been and still is reassuring and inspiring."

"Quite simply a modern classic, one of the most cited and sought after books of the last fifty years.""

"For the general historian Dupree's book will in many ways be a revelation...The American genus takes on a new dimension as the history of one pervasive aspect of our national life-science in government-unfolds in the scholarly, well-documented, and reparkably readable narrative."