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March to Armageddon : the United States and the nuclear arms race, 1939 to the present

Author: Ronald E Powaski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There have been scientific studies of the nuclear arms race, and there have been political exposés -- yet no book until now has given the general reader a complete and accessible history of the events, forces and factors that have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust. In this revealing account, Ronald Powaski examines two basic questions: What keeps the nuclear arms race going and why is it so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powaski, Ronald E.
March to Armageddon.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)571637781
Online version:
Powaski, Ronald E.
March to Armageddon.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)608132392
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E Powaski
ISBN: 0195038789 9780195038781 9780195044119 0195044118
OCLC Number: 14691888
Description: 300 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Roosevelt and the Manhattan Project, 1939-1945 --
Truman, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, 1945 --
Truman and International Control of the Atom, 1945-1947 --
Truman, the Cold War, and the Hydrogen Bomb, 1947-1952 --
Eisenhower and Massive Retaliation, 1953-1961 --
Eisenhower and Nuclear Arms Control, 1953-1961 --
Kennedy, Nuclear Weapons, and the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1961-1963 --
Johnson, Nuclear Weapons, and the Pursuit of SALT, 1963-1969 --
Nixon and SALT I, 1969-1972 --
Nixon, Ford, and the Decline of Detente, 1972-1977 --
Carter and SALT II, 1977-1981 --
Reagan and the "Rearmament" of America, 1981-1983 --
Reagan and Nuclear Arms Talks, 1981 to the Present.
Responsibility: Ronald E. Powaski.
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This book traces the evolution of the nuclear arms race from its origi n in Roosevelt's decision to develop an atomic bomb to Reagan's decis ion to continue its expansion in the 1980s.  Read more...

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