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The bomb : presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war / Fred Kaplan.

Author/creator Kaplan, Fred M. author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Description372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents "Killing a nation" -- The race begins -- The crises -- "This goddamn poker game" -- Madman theories -- Bargaining chips -- "A super idea" -- Pulling back the curtain -- "A shrimp among whales" -- "Let's stipulate that this is all insane" -- "Fire and fury".
Abstract "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan 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 in Omaha 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, in some cases, just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until now." -- Front flap
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 303-346) and index.
ISBN9781982107291 hardcover
ISBN1982107294 hardcover

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