Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace

Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace

by Ira Chernus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585442208

ISBN-13: 9781585442201

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

"In his "Atoms for Peace" speech of 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower captured the tensions - and the ironies - of the atomic age. While nuclear devastation threatened all nations, Eisenhower believed only nuclear preparedness offered protection; while nuclear weapons loomed as the ultimate war cloud, nuclear power offered progress and hope." "This study offers a…  See more details below

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"In his "Atoms for Peace" speech of 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower captured the tensions - and the ironies - of the atomic age. While nuclear devastation threatened all nations, Eisenhower believed only nuclear preparedness offered protection; while nuclear weapons loomed as the ultimate war cloud, nuclear power offered progress and hope." "This study offers a new understanding of the evolution of Cold War nuclear policy, the power of presidential rhetoric, and the political understanding of American's "man of peace," Dwight D. Eisenhower. The full text of Eisenhower's speech is presented." Those interested in American foreign policy will find it compelling reading; scholars and students will find it challenging and rewarding analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585442201
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Library of Presidential Rhetoric Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,293,386
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Text of Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" Speech
Introduction3
1The Oppenheimer Panel15
2The Origins of Operation Candor25
3Candor and the New Look53
4From Candor to "Atoms for Peace"79
5The Final Text and Its Interpreters96
Condusion119
Notes133
Bibliography155
Index159

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