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The Wizards of Armageddon

The Wizards of Armageddon

by Fred M. Kaplan, Martin Sherwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804718849

ISBN-13: 9780804718844

Pub. Date: 08/01/1991

Publisher: Stanford University Press

This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.

Overview

This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804718844
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1991
Series:
Stanford Nuclear Age Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,162,758
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Martin J. Sherwin....................4
1 Year Zero....................9
2 Living with the Bomb....................24
3 Planning for War....................33
4 On the Beach at RAND....................51
5 The Superbomb....................74
6 The Vulnerability Study....................85
7 The Hydra-Headed Monster....................111
8 The Gaither Committee....................125
9 The Report of Maximum Danger....................144
10 The Missile Gap....................155
11 The Massive-Retaliation Speech....................174
12 The Limited-War Critique....................185
13 Counterforce....................201
14 Dr. Strangelove....................220
15 The Real Rivalry....................232
16 The Whiz Kids....................248
17 Two Briefings....................258
18 The SIOP and the Road to Ann Arbor....................263
19 The Gap That Never Was....................286
20 The Crises....................291
21 Shelter Mania....................307
22 Damage Unlimited....................315
23 Vietnam: Stalemate....................328
24 The ABM Debate....................343
25 The New Generation....................356
26 Dancing in the Dark....................385
Notes....................392
Interviews....................431
Acknowledgments....................435
Index....................438

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