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Bomb power [sound recording] : [the modern presidency and the national security state] / Garry Wills
Audiobooks Audiobooks | Tantor Audio | p2010
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Imprint
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2010.
Descript
7 sound discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.500
Performer
Read by Stephen Hoye.
Note
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Summary
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.
Contents
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 (1948-1952) -- Presidential wars. Korea ; Permanent emergency -- Information power. Secrecy as embarrassment cover ; Secrecy as Congress deceiver ; Secrecy as policy disabler ; Secrecy as crime concealer -- Executive usurpations. "War powers" ; Challenging secrecy ; The unitary executive ; American monarch.
Local Note
MW, 3-10
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ISBN
9781400115082
1400115086
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