Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

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qThis pathbreaking book explores a neglected aspect of US nuclear history, as the Eisenhower administration deployed thousands of nuclear-armed planes and missiles around the nation's air bases and urban centers. Christopher J. Bright's welcome study illuminates how presidential decision-making, corporate interests, inter-service rivalries, think-tank calculations, and even popular-culture productions profoundly influenced American life in the fear-gripped early Atomic Age.q - Paul S. Boyer, author of By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age qChristopher J. Bright has written an important book that fills in lost chapters of the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. His extensive research and clear writing focus on antiaircraft nuclear weapons, the defensive mission which is less known than the offensive ballistic missiles and bombers which were so prominent during the Cold War.q - Robert S. Norris, author of Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, The Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man.148, 152. One source says the Revell kit was introduced in 1957 (Mat Irvine, CreatingSpace: TheStory oftheSpaceAge Told ThroughModels(Burlington, Ontario: ... (Instructions in authora#39;s possession, courtesy of Allen B. Ury of Fantastic Plastic.)anbsp;...

Title:Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era
Author: Christopher J. Bright
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-09-28

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