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Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 9781594202407 1594202400
OCLC Number: 699665169
Description: 278 Seiten
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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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.

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