Cars, Energy, Nuclear Diplomacy and the Law: A Reflective Memoir of Three Generations

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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This multigenerational memoir sketches the lives of three generations of the author’s family that were involved with some of the most profound issues of the twentieth century. Smith’s paternal grandfather was present at the creation of General Motors Corporation and served as its Vice President and General Counsel. His maternal grandfather, William G. Maguire, was an entrepreneur and natural gas pipeline pioneer with a visionary grasp of natural gas’s significance in the twentieth century American economy. Smith’s father served as a senior diplomat under five presidents, working to constrain the nuclear arms race between the United States and Russia and to curtail proliferation of nuclear weapons.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 01 William George Maguire
5
Chapter 02 John Thomas Smith
15
Chapter 03 More about JT
29
Chapter 04 My Father Gerard C Smith
37
Chapter 05 Life in Washington in the Early 50s
65
Chapter 06 State DepartmentRound One
81
Chapter 07 The 60s
89
Chapter 13 GCS in the 1970s
167
Chapter 14 JTS II 19731978
173
Chapter 15 The 1980sA Fraught Decade
191
Chapter 16 Two Divorces and Three Weddings
201
Chapter 17 My Fathers Final Years
205
Chapter 18 Private Practice
211
Chapter 19 Final Days and Reflections
219
Epilogue
227

Chapter 08 JTS II Yale Years
95
Chapter 09 Romance Marriage and Military Service
109
Chapter 10 GCS and Strategic Arms Limitations
115
Chapter 11 JTS II Initial Public Service
125
Chapter 12 JTS II Six Months of Justice
147
Notes
229
Bibliography
237
Index
241
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John Thomas Smith II, like his father and grandfather, is a lawyer. His career involved him in some of the signal events of the twentieth century, including the Saturday Night Massacre during “Watergate” and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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