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Thomas Hager Papers, 1898-2010

Thomas Hager (born 1953) is a professional science writer best known for having authored Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling (Simon & Schuster, 1995). He has also published more than one-hundred articles and six books, most of which focus on scientific topics and, in particular, the life and work of Linus Pauling. The Hager Papers consist of documents collected by Hager in his writing of Force of Nature, The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug and The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler (Three Rivers Press, 2008).

Nearly all of Hager's interviews with Linus Pauling have been transcribed, digitized and made available online.

ID: MSS Hager
Extent: 32.0 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Acquisition Note: A first set of materials was accessioned from Tom Hager in December 2006. A second set was donated by Hager in October 2009 and a third in September 2010.
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