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Abolishing the Taboo : Dwight D. Eisenhower and American Nuclear Doctrine, 1945-1961.

Author: Brian Madison Jones
Publisher: Havertown : Helion & Co., 2011.
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In 'Abolishing the Taboo', Brian Madison Jones takes a new look at the integral role played by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the creation of a new nuclear creed for the United States during the Cold War. The author centers the narrative on Eisenhower, the man, the general, and the president, with specific focus on his intellectual and political understanding of nuclear technology in general and nuclear weapons in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jones, Brian Madison.
Abolishing the Taboo : Dwight D. Eisenhower and American Nuclear Doctrine, 1945-1961.
Havertown : Helion & Company, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Madison Jones
ISBN: 9781907677809 1907677801
OCLC Number: 797916188
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Eisenhower in History and Memory; a. Ike's Friends and Critics; b. Revisionist Scholars and Beyond; c. The Intellectual Eisenhower; d. Eisenhower and Hiroshima; 2. Restoring Economic Strength; a. No More Than Adequacy; b. In the Land of the Controlled Economy; c. Security without Bankruptcy; 3. Projecting Military Strength; a. Simply Another Weapon; b. On Thermonuclear War; c. Taking Appropriate Military Action; 4. Supporting Industrial Strength; a. A Wasting of Strength; b. To the Constructive Purposes of Man. C. An Era of Progress and Peace5. Bolstering Moral Strength; a. A Crusading Religion; b. An Indispensable Platform; c. Some Basis of Hope; d. Out of the Dark, Into the Light; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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In 'Abolishing the Taboo', Brian Madison Jones takes a new look at the integral role played by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the creation of a new nuclear creed for the United States during the Cold War. The author centers the narrative on Eisenhower, the man, the general, and the president, with specific focus on his intellectual and political understanding of nuclear technology in general and nuclear weapons in particular. Abolishing the Taboo presents an analysis of Eisenhower's thinking about nuclear weapons since 1945 as well as a survey of nuclear developments from 1953-1961. With heavy relianc.

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