Nylon and Bombs: DuPont and the March of Modern America by Pap A. Ndiaye,Elborg Forster

By Pap A. Ndiaye,Elborg Forster

What do nylon stockings and atomic bombs have in universal? DuPont. The chemical enterprise of DuPont de Nemours pioneered the improvement 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 attention-grabbing 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 conflict II "American version" connecting prosperity with security.

The customer and army dimensions of twentieth-century American historical past are usually studied individually. Ndiaye reunites them through analyzing Du Pont's improvement of nylon, which symbolized a brand new lifestyle, and plutonium, which was once synonymous with annihilation. Reflecting at the reviews and contributions of the company's engineers and physicists, Ndiaye strains Du Pont's transformation into one of many company types of yankee luck.

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