March to Armageddon : United States and the Nuclear Arms Race, 1939 to the Present
This book traces the evolution of the nuclear arms race from its origin in Roosevelt's decision to develop an atomic bomb to Reagan's decision to continue its expansion in the 1980s. As Powaski explains, the United States and the Soviet Union have a combined total of almost 50,000 nuclear weapons. Nuclear arms treaties and agreements are threatening to collapse, he argues, while the proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons throughout the world has given many countries the capability to produce nuclear weapons. Powaski shows how one President after another has promised to do his utmost to end the nuclear weapons competition, yet each one has actually increased the quantity of these weapons in the American arsenal, revealing a startling discrepancy between Presidential words and actions. Readership: strategic studies; students of contemporary politics, history, and international affairs.
- Hardback | 310 pages
- 156 x 238 x 32mm | 721.21g
- 18 Jun 1987
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Ronald E. Powaski
About the author: Ronald Powaski, Ph. D., teaches Advanced Placement History at Euclid Senior High School in Euclid, Ohio. He has also taught history at Cleveland State University and Lakeland Community College.