Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb

Australia's Bid for the Atomic Bomb

by Wayne Reynolds
     
 

This important book is fundamentally a rewriting of Australian history from 1943 to 1968. It argues that after World War II Australian defense policy was premised on the joint nuclear weapon development with the UK and shows that, while this endeavor failed, it shaped domestic and foreign policy until the late 1950s.

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This important book is fundamentally a rewriting of Australian history from 1943 to 1968. It argues that after World War II Australian defense policy was premised on the joint nuclear weapon development with the UK and shows that, while this endeavor failed, it shaped domestic and foreign policy until the late 1950s.

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“An important, thought-provoking and well-written book which sheds new light on Australia's postwar defence policies and the ways in which the development of atomic weapons impinged on Australia's relations with Britian and the US.” —Australian Historical Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522849141
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author


Wayne Reynolds is a senior lecturer in the history department at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of Doc Evatt and has published several chapters in books and numerous scholarly articles.

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