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Author Kaplan, Fred M., author.

Title The bomb : presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war / Fred Kaplan.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  355.8251 KAP    DUE 08-17-20
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Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-346) and index.
Contents "Killing a nation" -- The race begins -- The crises -- "This goddamn poker game" -- Madman theories -- Bargaining chips -- "A super idea" -- Pulling back the curtain -- "A shrimp among whales" -- "Let's stipulate that this is all insane" -- "Fire and fury".
Summary "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff's "Tank" in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command in Omaha to bring us the untold stories--based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents--of how America's presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and, in some cases, just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until now." -- Front flap
Subject Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
Nuclear arms control -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
Nuclear disarmament -- United States.
National security -- United States.
ISBN 9781982107291 hardcover $30.00
1982107294 hardcover $30.00

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