John Schwarz, The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective (arXiv:0708.1917), published as Gravity, unification, and the superstring, in Filippo Colomo, Paolo Di Vecchia (eds.) The birth of string theory, Cambridge University Press, (2011) (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511977725.005)
(on the early history of string theory up to the “first superstring revoluton”, the construction of the Green-Schwarz-anomaly-free $SO(32)$ type I string theory and heterotic string)
John Schwarz, The Second Superstring Revolution, Colloquium-level lecture presented at the Sakharov Conference (Moscow, May 1996) (arXiv:hep-th/9607067)
(on the “second superstring revolution”: the realization of D-branes, dualities in string theory and M-theory)
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