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At the borderline of Armageddon : how American presidents managed the atom bomb

Author: James E Goodby
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006.
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In this important new work, scholar, teacher, and diplomat James E. Goodby analyzes how American presidents have confronted the dilemma of nuclear weapons. Drawing on his own involvement in over fifty years of nuclear policy, he explores specific case studies to illustrate the decision making process and the delicate balance between international cooperation and freedom of action, between the rules of behavior and  Read more...
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Goodby, James E.
At the borderline of Armageddon.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2006
(DLC) 2005034609
(OCoLC)62593401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James E Goodby
ISBN: 9780742570887 0742570886
OCLC Number: 607821122
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 221 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: At the beginning : Churchill, Roosevelt and Truman --
Nuclear deterrence or preventive war? : Eisenhower's choice --
John F. Kennedy : from crisis to triumph to tragedy --
Lyndon Johnson : the offense-defense riddle --
Richard Nixon : only connect --
Gerald Ford : a time to plant --
Jimmy Carter : the limits of presidential power --
The Reagan revolution in nuclear weaponry --
George H.W. Bush : managing the Soviet succession --
Bill Clinton : facing new threats --
George W. Bush : overthrowing the old order.
Responsibility: James E. Goodby.
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