I came across the following book, which may be of interest to readers of this newsgroup. "The Invention That Changed the World" by Robert Buderi, 1996, is about the development and implementation of radar for WW II and associated technologies. Bell Labs and MIT Rad Lab were heavilly involved, along with other companies and British efforts.
The crash effort to develop and implement radar led to other technologies, such as microwaves for communications (and cooking), semi-conductors, and later, digital computers for the SAGE defense system. The book touches all of these and the key people involved. It also discusses the inter-relationships between the scientists and the military, and experiences of trying out new radars in combat conditions.
It is part of the Sloan Technology Series