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The Resource Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state, by Garry Wills

Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state, by Garry Wills

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Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state
Title
Bomb power
Title remainder
the modern presidency and the national security state
Statement of responsibility
by Garry Wills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Assesses the role of the atomic bomb in altering the nature of American democracy, tracing the secrecy of the Manhattan Project, the ways the bomb changed the institution of the presidency, and the state of war alert that has existed since its invention
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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336775
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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Wills, Garry
Dewey number
355/.033073
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • National security
  • Atomic bomb
  • Presidents
  • Secrecy
  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the modern presidency and the national security state
Label
Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state, by Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781594202407
Lccn
2009030182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)428731352
  • 1/505185
  • OCoLC
Label
Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state, by Garry Wills
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781594202407
Lccn
2009030182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)428731352
  • 1/505185
  • OCoLC

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