New York: Coward-McCann, 1962. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth, dust jacket. viii, 308pp. Very good/very good. Minor jacket edgewear, with sunned spine. Item #27827
A tight, clean and attractive first edition, bearing a fine presentation inscription and signature from the author to noted photographer Archie Lieberman (1926-2008) of "Farm Boy" fame: "To Archie Lieberman: / It was you who first put the / idea in my mind. I hope you / like the way it turned out. / Ted / 7/14/62." Hard to imagination a finer inscription. "Portraits of nine leading American scientists," boasts the front jacket panel, "their achievements, their family lives, their philosophies, their politics, their views on religion: candid studies of the 'New Men' who determine America's future." Essays on Willard Libby, Albert Sabin, James Van Allen, Chester Southam, Murray Gell-Mann, Jeremiah Stamler, Charles Townes, Philip Hauser and Dean Wooldridge.