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Confronting the bomb : a short history of the world nuclear disarmament movement

Author: Lawrence S Wittner
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2009.
Series: Stanford nuclear age series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war. This book shows how a worldwide, grassroots campaign challenged the nuclear priorities of the great  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Wittner
ISBN: 9780804756310 0804756317 9780804756327 0804756325
OCLC Number: 297529991
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The secret struggle --
The rise of popular protest, 1945-1953 --
Government response, 1945-1953 --
Movement renaissance, 1954-1958 --
Victories and retreats, 1958-1970 --
A third wave, 1971-1980 --
Peace begins to break out, 1981-1985 --
Disarmament triumphant, 1985-1992 --
Waning movement, reviving arms race, 1993-present.
Series Title: Stanford nuclear age series.
Responsibility: Lawrence S. Wittner.

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"Wittner's book offers two great contributions to the literature of war and peace. First, he demonstrates that the nuclear disarmament movement has played enormously influential roles, both in Read more...

 
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