From Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills comes this groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy, and why we have been in a state of war alert ever since.--Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-265) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: War in peace The making of bomb power Fatal miracle Atomic politics The care and keeping of the bomb The national security state Beginnings (1945-1946) Annus mirabilis (1947) Completing the apparatus Presidential wars Korea Permanent emergency Information power Secrecy as embarrassment cover Secrecy as Congress deceiver Secrecy as policy distorter Secrecy as crime concealer Executive usurpations "War power" Challenging secrecy Unitary executive American monarch.
KF7225 .W55 2010
Available in Other Form
Online version: Wills, Garry, 1934- Bomb power. New York : Penguin Press, 2010