Director Tim Burton approached Pearl Jam in to request an original song for the soundtrack of his new film, Big Fish. After screening an early print of the film, Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder went home, wrote "Man of the Hour", and had a demo ready by the next day. It was recorded by the band four days later. Eddie and I were standing around talking about it afterwards and were teary-eyed. We were so emotionally charged and moved by the imagination and humanity that we felt because of the movie.
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The single of this song features a demo version of Vedder alone on vocals and guitar as a B-side. The single was made available for purchase through the band's official website as well as through Amazon.
It was Pearl Jam's first release without a label ,  in partnership with Amazon. Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "Though Burton's quirky, eerie aesthetic would normally be at odds with Pearl Jam's earnestness, the two work well together here, with the song touching on the film's warmth and adding a bit of earthiness to its daydreamy nature.
On October 27, at their show in Baltimore , the band dedicated the song to Lou Reed who had died earlier that day. During a show in Chicago on August 22, , Vedder dedicated the song to his late friend Layne Staley , lead singer of Alice in Chains.
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James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in World War I. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions.
During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons.
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Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details James B. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Man of the Hour , please sign up. The guy worked on poisonous gasses in WW1 and on the atom bomb in WW2.
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Two issues people judged heavily after each war. See 1 question about Man of the Hour…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist. Jun 23, Lorna rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography , history , the-manhattan-project , wwi-wwii. Conant, Warrior Scientist was a meticulously researched biography of James Bryant Conant as well as the sweeping history of the twentieth century spanning two world wars and the subsequent cold war as told by Jennet Conant.
In addition to having written three books on the cold war, Ms. Conant as the granddaughter of James B. Conant, had unlimited access not only to thousands of documents in the public domain, but also her grandparents' private papers, correspondence, Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, had unlimited access not only to thousands of documents in the public domain, but also her grandparents' private papers, correspondence, diaries, journals, scrapbooks and photographs. In addition, Ms. Conant conducted extensive interviews with her parents and other family members and friends.
Conant, a graduate of Harvard, went on to be a brilliant chemist. After enlisting in World War I, he supervised the production of poison gas.