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The Origins of U.S. Nuclear Strategy, 1945–1953

  • Samuel R. WilliamsonJr.
  • Steven L. Rearden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 1-24
  3. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 25-48
  4. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 49-75
  5. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 77-100
  6. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 101-130
  7. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 131-159
  8. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 161-188
  9. Samuel R. Williamson Jr., Steven L. Rearden
    Pages 189-195
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-224

About this book

Introduction

The United States took almost a decade after Hiroshima and Nagasaki to develop a coherent strategy of nuclear deterrence. This comprehensive study by two careful and well-informed historians provides the best explanation we have of why this process took so long; it also suggests the inherent difficulties of relying on nuclear weapons to provide security in the first place. Required reading for anyone interested in the early history of the nuclear era.

Keywords

Anglo-American Cold War USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Samuel R. WilliamsonJr.
    • 1
  • Steven L. Rearden
    • 2
  1. 1.SewaneeUSA
  2. 2.USA

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