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The Resource Danger and survival : choices about the bomb in the first fifty years, McGeorge Bundy

Danger and survival : choices about the bomb in the first fifty years, McGeorge Bundy

Label
Danger and survival : choices about the bomb in the first fifty years
Title
Danger and survival
Title remainder
choices about the bomb in the first fifty years
Statement of responsibility
McGeorge Bundy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A book that ... addresses the singlemost important issue of modern times, 'Danger and Survival' is the most comprehensive political history of the nuclear bomb ever written, a major work encompassing the events from the discover of fission in 1938 to the superpower summitry of 1988 ... Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's lonely decision that the United States must be first in the field and ending with hopeful judgement that our chance of avoiding nuclear catastrophe is better now ... Bundy gives particular attention to the most dangerous confrontations ... Kurshchev's challenges in Berlin and the Cuban Missile crisis. As John F. Kennedy's assistant for national security, he was intensely engaged in both crises ... He reveals new facts ... In addition ... 'Danger and Survival' closely examines those of other states: the forces that have brought nuclear arsenals to Britain, France, China, and Israel ... We gain new understanding of the motives of Charles de Gaulle, Mao Zedong, and David Ben Gurion ... Has it [the bomb] increased their international power and prestige? Have the Japanese and West Germans suffered politically because they lack the bomb? These are among the questions Bundy explores ... After reviewing the absence of great crices in recent years ... Bundy concludes that this fifty-year history gives reason to believe that with courage and prudence we can continue to reduce nuclear danger, step by step ..."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bundy, McGeorge
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.B786 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Nuclear warfare
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Arms race
  • Arms race
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Kernwapens
  • Militaire politiek
Label
Danger and survival : choices about the bomb in the first fifty years, McGeorge Bundy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 619-639) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the Americans Went First -- The Decision to Drop Bombs on Japan -- The Americans and Their Wartime Allies -- The Failure of International Control -- To Have Thermonuclear Weapons and Other Truman Choices -- Eisenhower: Theory and Practice -- Into the Missile Age -- Khrushchev, Berlin, and the West -- Cuban Missile Crisis -- Beyond the Big Two -- Called Bluffs -- Debating the Danger -- Lessons and Hopes
Control code
18106336
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 735 pages
Isbn
9780394522784
Lccn
88042824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)18106336
Label
Danger and survival : choices about the bomb in the first fifty years, McGeorge Bundy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 619-639) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the Americans Went First -- The Decision to Drop Bombs on Japan -- The Americans and Their Wartime Allies -- The Failure of International Control -- To Have Thermonuclear Weapons and Other Truman Choices -- Eisenhower: Theory and Practice -- Into the Missile Age -- Khrushchev, Berlin, and the West -- Cuban Missile Crisis -- Beyond the Big Two -- Called Bluffs -- Debating the Danger -- Lessons and Hopes
Control code
18106336
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiii, 735 pages
Isbn
9780394522784
Lccn
88042824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)18106336

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