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The Resource Gambling with Armageddon : nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962, Martin J. Sherwin

Gambling with Armageddon : nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962, Martin J. Sherwin

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Gambling with Armageddon : nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962
Title
Gambling with Armageddon
Title remainder
nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Sherwin
Title variation
Nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile crisis, 1945-1962
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer comes the first effort to set the Cuban Missile Crisis, with its potential for nuclear holocaust, in a wider historical narrative of the Cold War--how such a crisis arose, and why at the very last possible moment it didn't happen. In this groundbreaking look at the Cuban Missile Crisis, Martin Sherwin not only gives us a riveting sometimes hour-by-hour explanation of the crisis itself, but also explores the origins, scope, and consequences of the evolving place of nuclear weapons in the post WWII world. Mining new sources and materials, and going far beyond the scope of earlier works on this critical face-off between the United States and the Soviet Union--triggered when Khruschev began installing missiles in Cuba at Castro's behest--Sherwin shows how this volatile event was an integral part of the wider Cold War and was a consequence of nuclear arms. Gambling with Armageddon looks in particular at the original debate in the Truman Administration about using the Atomic Bomb; the way in which President Eisenhower relied on the threat of massive retaliation to project U.S. power in the early Cold War era; and how President Kennedy, though unprepared to deal with the Bay of Pigs debacle, came of age during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here too is a clarifying picture of what was going on in Khruschev's Soviet Union. Martin Sherwin has spent his career in the study of nuclear weapons and how they have shaped our world--Gambling with Armegeddon is an outstanding capstone to his work thus far"--
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Sherwin, Martin J
Dewey number
972.9106/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E841
LC item number
.S468 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Nuclear crisis control
  • Arms race
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Nuclear warfare
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Gambling with Armageddon : nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962, Martin J. Sherwin
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Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-569) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 604 pages
Isbn
9780307266880
Lccn
2019057322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198606173
  • (OCoLC)on1198606173
Label
Gambling with Armageddon : nuclear roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962, Martin J. Sherwin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-569) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 604 pages
Isbn
9780307266880
Lccn
2019057322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1198606173
  • (OCoLC)on1198606173

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