Hirsh, Richard F.

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HIRSH, Richard F.


PERSONAL: Born in New York, NY. Education: Middlebury College, B.A., 1974; University of
Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979, M.S., 1980.


ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of History, 0117, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061. E-mail—[email protected]


CAREER: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, began as assistant professor, became professor of history, 1980—. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School, 1983-85; consultant to Winthrop Group and Smithsonian Institution.

MEMBER: Society for the History of Technology, History of Science Society.


WRITINGS:


Glimpsing an Invisible Universe: The Emergence ofX-Ray Astronomy, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1983.

Technology and Transformation in the AmericanElectric Utility Industry, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1989.

Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


periodicals


American Scientist, May-June, 1988, Walter H. G. Lewin, review of Glimpsing an Invisible Universe: The Emergence of X-Ray Astronomy, p. 292.

Business History, July, 1991, Mari Williams, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 210.

Business History Review, spring, 1990, Willis Emmons, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 184.

Choice, May, 2000, R. A. Miller, review of PowerLoss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System, p. 1668.

Economic History Review, November, 1991, John G. Clark, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 760.

Endeavour, summer, 1990, R. D. Langman, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 151.

Energy Journal, October, 2000, Andrew N. Kleit, review of Power Loss, p. 121.

Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, winter, 2000, David Freshwater, review of Power Loss, p. 113.

Harvard Environmental Law Review, winter, 2002, Jamaica Potts, review of Power Loss, pp. 269-280.

Isis, September, 1991, Thomas J. Misa, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 598; March, 2001, Ronald Kline, review of Power Loss, p. 216.

Journal of American History, March, 1991, Harold L. Platt, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 1412.

Journal of Economic History, March, 1991, Peter Z. Grossman, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 250.

Science, September 7, 1984, C. Stewart Gillmor, review of Glimpsing an Invisible Universe, p. 1015.

Sky & Telescope, February, 1985, Andrew Fabian, review of Glimpsing an Invisible Universe, p. 128.

Technology and Culture, October, 1991, Jean Christie, review of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, p. 1126; July, 2001, Joseph A. Pratt, review of Power Loss, p. 598.