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Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills comes this groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy, and why we have been in a state of war alert ever since.--Book jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Bomb power.
New York : Penguin Press, 2010
(OCoLC)747306200
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9781594202407 1594202400
OCLC Number: 428731352
Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: War in peace --
The making of bomb power --
Fatal miracle --
Atomic politics --
The care and keeping of the bomb --
The national security state --
Beginnings (1945-1946) --
Annus mirabilis (1947) --
Completing the apparatus --
Presidential wars --
Korea --
Permanent emergency --
Information power --
Secrecy as embarrassment cover --
Secrecy as Congress deceiver --
Secrecy as policy distorter --
Secrecy as crime concealer --
Executive usurpations --
"War power" --
Challenging secrecy --
Unitary executive --
American monarch.
Responsibility: Garry Wills.

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills comes this groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy, and why we have been in a state of war alert ever since.--Book jacket.

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