HEROES: Eagle to Earth

He always sounded earnest, uninformed, young for his years, though they were nearing 40. His neat mechanic's mind attacked monumental problems as if they were as simple as a combustion engine. From Alexis Carrel, with whom he worked for the Rockefeller Institute, he heard about a brave new world in which scientists would be the elite guard; in Ger many he discovered a society where he was never troubled by the vulgar herd.

When World War II began to inundate the world, he began to think about west ern civilization. He evolved...

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