Two important points that come out: I actually finished this a bit ago but forget to check it off here and briefly discuss it. Unable to add item to List. N° de réf. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! Etat : New. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Overall, the book provides a devastating portrayal of the insanity of the nuclear targeting process. du vendeur 1982107294-SBX, The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War, The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War (Hardback). Despite all the intellectual firepower brought to bear over the decades, the sheer power of these weapons and the environmental and potentially civilization ending catastrophe they threaten defies dispassionate logical planning. The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War Hardcover – Illustrated, January 28, 2020 by Fred Kaplan (Author) 4.4 out of 5 stars 89 ratings. He describes the key participants in the process, including military commanders and their staff, civilian contractors, academic advisors , and Presidents and legislators. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. He looks at how each President, starting with Eisenhower and ending with Trump, dealt with the reality of nuclear weapons. Through all of those years the nuclear weapons are a conundrum: they are certainly powerful but are difficult to control. While reading the accounts of how Presidents like Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, both Bush's and Obama dealt with their responsibility of being able to single-handedly initiate world war III, it's a terrifying contrast to the current occupant of the White House, Mr Trump. N° de réf. In Stock. Learn more. N° de réf. Most disturbing is the immense power the President has to end the world. It also suggests that, in the end, there seem to be no answers to the paradoxes of nuclear strategy. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak it took a lot longer to read this. du vendeur zk1982107294, Description du livre Etat : New. Washington, DC 20036 This groundbreaking book decodes the gnostic mystical teachings of the original Christians for the first time in two millenia. Hardcover. Hardcover. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2020. What's more, the reader is exposed to the full spectrum of humanity's reaction to arriving in the age of the bomb: from irrational fear-mongering and cries for war to unexpected bouts of good will and moral courage. These includ. So naturally, I was anxious to check out his most recent book, courtesy Net Galley, for which I am grateful. The Wizards of Armageddon (Stanford Nuclear Age Series), Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, "Bracing clarity....[A] rich and surprisingly entertaining history of how nuclear weapons have shaped the United States military and the country's foreign policy....Kaplan has a gift for elucidating abstract concepts, cutting through national security jargon and showing how leaders confront (or avoid) dilemmas. I wish I had not bought and read it now. du vendeur 646741, Description du livre Etat : New. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2020. Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2020. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. and your financial support makes a difference. support for effective arms control policies. 384 pages. Even when there was guidance for limited options, SAC did not follow it. I have highly recommended this book to everybody I know. Goodness--sometimes I think it's better that you don't know what you don't know, or haven't been told. 372 pages. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Objectivity slightly suspect. From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump.Fred Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today. Obwohl dieser Nuclear bomb poster definitiv überdurchschnittlich viel kostet, spiegelt sich der Preis ohne Zweifel in den Aspekten Langlebigkeit und Qualität wider. Not a smart move nor did it show any rational thought. Please try your request again later. Hardcover. du vendeur 369608873, Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur Please try again. Hardcover. One of these items ships sooner than the other. This si a wonderfully clearly written narrative history of the greatest nightmare that has haunted my generation--the existence of nuclear weapons. However, the nuclear gap between the US and its arch enemy, the Soviet Union, closed in just one decade thanks in most part to espionage by politically motivated scientists and technicians who worked in the American nuclear effort. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Gives real insight into a terrifying past and future. Register for updates, breaking news and other arms control related information. This is a tangled history that JFK called that "God damned poker game". Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2020. Any skirmish between the two superpowers or between their proxies quickened the pulse of the world as each side boasted of an arsenal that had the potential to destroy the planet many times over.

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