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Danger And Survival: Choices About The Bomb In The First Fifty Years.

Bundy, Mcgeorge.

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ISBN 10: 0394522788 / ISBN 13: 9780394522784
Published by Random House, New York, 1988
Condition: Good Hardcover
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735 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. SCIENCE. The most comprehensive political history of the nuclear bomb ever written, a major work encompassing the events from the discovery of fission in 1938 to the superpower summitry of 1988. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Science, United States History, Uranium, Edward Teller, Verification, Targets, Treaties, Nuclear, Bomb, Senate, Weapons, Europe, United States, Los Alamos, Congress, TVA, China, Berlin, Arms Race, McGeorge Bundy, Nuclear Warfare, Foreign Relations, United States Military Policy). Bookseller Inventory # 30344X1

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Title: Danger And Survival: Choices About The Bomb ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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Written by the controversial former special assistant for national security under presidents Kennedy and Johnson, this major work is essentially a political history of the superweapon era from the earliest atomic research to "the false hope of future safety in Reagan's dream of a space shield."

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Written by the controversial former special assistant for national security under presidents Kennedy and Johnson, this major work is essentially a political history of the superweapon era from the earliest atomic research to "the false hope of future safety in Reagan's dream of a space shield." Bundy sheds light on the Cuban missile crisis, emphatically pointing out that nothing like it has occurred in the ensuing quarter-century. Although there have been conspicuous moments of superpower tension since, Bundy argues that the risk of all-out nuclear warfare has lessened with each succeeding decade as "the tradition of non-use grows stronger." In his upbeat view, Washington and Moscow are learning to respect the nuclear danger and to practice, if not always preach, coexistence. Bundy also convincingly disputes several atomic myths, among them that President Truman delivered an atomic ultimatum in 1946 over the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Iran, and that Truman came close to using the bomb during the Korean War.
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