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From Kent H Lundberg:After the end of World War II, the United States government continued to pay key people who had worked at the MIT Radiation Laboratory for six months to enable them to write about their work. From the forward of each book:

"The tremendous research and development effort that went into the development of radar and related techniques during World War II resulted not only in hundreds of radar sets for military (and some for possible peacetime) use but also in a great body of information and new techniques in the electronics and high-frequency fields. Because this basic material may be of great value to science and engineering, it seemed most important to publish it as soon as security permitted."However, an altruistic drive to publish the Lab's achievements in open literature was not the only impetus. As C. C. Bissell observes:

"The imposing 27-volume [sic] Radiation Lab Series was not only a technological statement, but also a political statement about the role the United States was to play in the post-war world... that in the post-war world the United States would be the intellectual driving force of science and technology, as well as the economic and political super power."One final word about the final volume of the series. The comprehensive index suffers from an unfortunate decision made by the editor: proper names, both author's names and laboratory names, were left out of the combined index. While much of the science and engineering still holds up fifty years later, present day technology archaeologists (such as this author) are often more interested in looking up the individual contributions made by some of the well-known personalities, such as Hall and Nichols.

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- Louis N. Ridenour.
Radar System Engineering, volume 1 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1947. (Preface)- John S. Hall.
Radar Aids to Navigation, volume 2 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1947. (Preface)- Arthur Roberts.
Radar Beacons, volume 3 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1947.- J. A. Pierce, A. A. McKenzie, and R. H. Woodward.
LORAN, volume 4 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- G. N. Glasoe and J. V. Lebacqz.
Pulse Generators, volume 5 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- George B. Collins.
Microwave Magnetrons, volume 6 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- Donald R. Hamilton, Julian K. Knipp, and J. B. Horner Kuper.
Klystrons and Microwave Triodes, volume 7 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- C. G. Montgomery, R. H. Dicke, and E. M. Purcell.
Principles of Microwave Circuits, volume 8 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- George L. Ragan.
Microwave Transmission Circuits, volume 9 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- N. Marcuvitz.
Waveguide Handbook, volume 10 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1951.- Carol G. Montgomery.
Technique of Microwave Measurements, volume 11 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1947.- Samuel Silver.
Microwave Antenna Theory and Design, volume 12 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1949. (Preface)- Donald E. Kerr.
Propagation of Short Radio Waves, volume 13 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1951. (Preface)- Louis D. Smullin and Carol G. Montgomery.
Microwave Duplexers, volume 14 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- Henry C. Torrey and Charles A. Whitmer.
Crystal Rectifiers, volume 15 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- Robert V. Pound.
Microwave Mixers, volume 16 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- John F. Blackburn.
Components Handbook, volume 17 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1949.- George E. Valley, Jr. and Henry Wallman.
Vacuum Tube Amplifiers, volume 18 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948. (Preface)- Britton Chance, Vernon Hughes, Edward F. MacNichol, Jr., David Sayre, and Frederic C. Williams.
Waveforms, volume 19 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1949.- Britton Chance, Robert I. Hulsizer, Edward F. MacNichol, Jr., and Frederic C. Williams.
Electronic Time Measurements, volume 20 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1949.- Ivan A. Greenwood, Jr., J. Vance Holdam, Jr., and Duncan MacRae, Jr.
Electronic Instruments, volume 21 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- Theodore Soller, Merle A. Star, and George E. Valley, Jr.
Cathode Ray Tube Displays, volume 22 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- S. N. Van Voorhis.
Microwave Receivers, volume 23 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- James L. Lawson and George E. Uhlenbeck.
Threshold Signals, volume 24 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1950.- Hubert M. James, Nathaniel B. Nichols, and Ralph S. Phillips.
Theory of Servomechanisms, volume 25 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1947.- W. M. Cady, M. B. Karelitz, and Louis A. Turner.
Radar Scanners and Radomes, volume 26 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- Antonin Svoboda.
Computing Mechanisms and Linkages, volume 27 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1948.- Keith Henney, editor.
Index, volume 28 ofMIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1953.