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New York: American Institute of Physics, 1993. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. xx, 358,  pages. Illustrations. References. Index. Occasional footnotes. Sidney David Drell (September 13, 1926 – December 21, 2016) was an American theoretical physicist and arms control expert. He was professor emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Drell was a noted contributor in the fields of quantum electrodynamics and high-energy particle physics. The Drell–Yan process is partially named for him. Drell earned his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University in 1946, having been admitted at the age of 16. He was awarded a masters in physics in 1947 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1949. He co-authored the textbooks Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Quantum Fields with James Bjorken. Drell was active as a scientific advisor to the U.S. government, and was a founding member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group. He was also on the board of directors of Los Alamos National Security, the company that operates the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was an expert in nuclear arms control and cofounder of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, now the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He was a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.
Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1989. 1989 Edition. Trade paperback. 21 cm, xviii, 120  pages. Wraps. Occasional footnotes. Appendix. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This work was part of the Jessie and John Danz Lecture Series. In this timely and thought-provoking work, an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist examines the nature and the magnitude of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. In his Introduction to the 1989 edition, Sidney Drell discusses the arms control efforts that have taken place in the five years since this work was first published, with particular emphasis on the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1988. Drell discussed the technical realities of nuclear weapons and how these realities limit our options for policy. He goes on to examine the arms control approaches that can reduce the threat, the need for governments to make effective use of scientific advice, and the demonstrated importance of public opinion for making progress in arms limitations.
Washington DC: Arms Control Association, 2007. Revised and Updated. Wraps. vi, 32,  pages, plus covers. Illustrations. Footnotes Cover has wear and soiling . The Arms Control Association provides policymakers, media, and the interested public with information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. The Arms Control Association, founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today, it provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. In addition to the regular press briefings the Arms Control Association holds on major arms control developments, the staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad.
Stanford, CA: International Strategic Institute, 1984. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Trade paperback. xi, , 147,  pages. Wraps. Figures. Footnotes. Glossary. Appendices. Some soiling to covers and some wear to cover edges. Sidney David Drell (September 13, 1926 – December 21, 2016) was an American theoretical physicist and arms control expert. At the time of his death, he was professor emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Drell was a noted contributor in the fields of quantum electrodynamics and high-energy particle physics. The Drell–Yan process is partially named for him. David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, a professor of political science, and an FSI senior fellow. He was co-director of CISAC from 1991 to 1997, and director of FSI from 1998 to 2003. His research focuses on the international history of nuclear weapons, on science and technology in the Soviet Union, and on the relationship between international history and international relations theory.
New York: The Seabury Press, 1983. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. , 170,  pages. Bibliography. Index. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Robert Frederick Drinan, S.J. (November 15, 1920 – January 28, 2007) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest, lawyer, human rights activist, and Democratic U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was a law professor at Georgetown University. In 1970, Drinan sought a seat in Congress on an anti-Vietnam War platform, narrowly defeating longtime Representative Philip J. Philbin in the Democratic primary. Drinan went on to win election to the House of Representatives, and was re-elected four times, serving until 1981. He was the first of two Roman Catholic priests to serve as a voting member of Congress. Drinan sat on various House committees, and served as the chair of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the House Judiciary Committee. He was also a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention. Drinan was the first member of Congress, in July 1973, to introduce a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, Drinan played an integral role in the Congressional investigation of Nixon administration misdeeds and crimes. His overt support of abortion rights drew significant opposition from Church leaders. In 1980, Pope John Paul II unequivocally demanded that all priests withdraw from electoral politics. Fellow Democrat Father Robert John Cornell, who was seeking a rematch in Wisconsin, and Drinan complied and did not seek reelection.