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Winter 1999


Volume 14, Issue 3

FEATURES

HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AND DISABLING ECCENTRICITIES ARE FAR FROM THE WHOLE STORY; HE MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN A NUMBER OF TECHNOLOGICAL FIELDS
Benjamin Latrobe planned much of early Washington, designed roads and canals, built steam engines from scratch, and, far more important, devised and installed the country’s first safe, healthy water systems—at the cost, ultimately, of his life
A lone, inexperienced doctor saw the answer that countless others had missed
WHAT IS AN ENTIRE DERELICT FLEET DOING IN A SECLUDED CORNER OF THE POTOMAC?
Thomas P. Hughes argues that we have a positive national genius for success at massive projects of the government-industrial-university complex

DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS

Notes From the Field

THEY’RE STILL THERE

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