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March to Armageddon : The United States and the Nuclear Arms Race, 1939 to the Present

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Ronald E. Powaski offers the first complete, accessible history of the events, forces, and factors that have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust. He traces the evolution of the nuclear arms race from FDR's decision to develop an atomic bomb to Reagan's decision to continue its expansion in the 1980's. Focusing on the forces that have propelled the arms race and the reasons behind the repeated failures to check the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Powaski discusses such topics as the Manhattan Project, the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, the debate over whether to share atomic information, the effect of nuclear weapons on U.S. military and foreign policy, and the role of these weapons in arms control negotiations in the last five presidential administrations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 459.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195044118
  • 9780195044119
  • 1,669,897

About Ronald E. Powaski

Ronald E. Powaski teaches history at John Carroll University and Euclid Senior High School in Euclid, Ohio.show more

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Ronald E. Powaski offers the first complete, accessible history of the events, forces, and factors that have brought the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust. Topics range from the Manhattan Project, the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, and the debate over whether to share atomic information, to the effect of nuclear weapons on U.S. military and foreign policy, and the role of these weapons in arms control negotiations during the last five presidential administrations.show more

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'an orderly, well written, thorough review of the decision-making process for US military policy and arms control.' Choice '... accessible and scholarly history ... This comprehensive survey will be a basic resource for would-be arms controllers and disarmament activists. It's on my desk next to the dictionary.' Nuclear Times 'a concise and grim narrative of American policies and the spread of nuclear weaponry' Richmond Times Dispatch 'This is an excellent synthesis ... concise, well-organized narrative ... Powaski clearly elucidates this complex and all-important subject.' Publishers Weekly 'This is a solid, readable, but not intimidating introduction to the great question of our time.' Booklistshow more

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