Bomb Power The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

ISBN-10: 1594202400

ISBN-13: 9781594202407

Edition: 2010

Authors: Garry Wills
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Garry Wills is a Pulitzer-prize winning historian and cultural critic. A former professor of Greek at Yale University, his many books include Lincoln at Gettysburg, Reagan's America, Witches and Jesuits, and a biography of Saint Augustine. He lives in Evanston, Indiana.

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
Afterword
Notes
Index
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