Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement

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Stanford Nuclear Age Series

General Editor, Martin Sherwin

ADVISORY BOARD

Barton J. Bernstein and David Hollo way

Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement. Lawrence S. Wittner. 2009.

Apocalypse Management Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity. Ira Chernus. 2008.

Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb. Michael S. Goodman. 2007.

The End of the Pacific War: Reappraisals. Edited by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa. 2007.

Eisenhower, Science Advice, and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1945–1963. Benjamin P. Greene. 2006.

A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies, 3rd edition. Martin Sherwin. 2003.

Averting 'The Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings. Sheldon M. Stern. 2003.

The Struggle Against the Bomb, volume 3: Toward Nuclear Abolition, A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971-Present. Lawrence S. Wittner. 2003.

Another Such Victory: President Truman and the Cold War, 1945–1953. Arnold A. Offner. 2002.

Einstein and Soviet Ideology. Alexander Vucinich. 2001.

Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI Revised and expanded edition. Gregg Herken. 2000.

'The Fate of the Earth' and 'The Abolition.' Jonathan Schell. With a new introduction by the author. 2000.

The Struggle Against the Bomb, volume 2: Resisting the Bomb, A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954–1970. Lawrence S. Wittner. 1997.

James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age. James G. Hershberg. 1993.

The Struggle Against the Bomb, volume 1: One World or None, A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953. Lawrence S. Wittner. 1993.

A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration, and the Cold War. Melvyn P. Leffler. 1992.

The Wizards of Armageddon. Fred Kaplan. New foreword by Martin J. Sherwin. 1983. Reissued 1991.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • The Stanford Nuclear Age Series vii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Abbreviations Used xiii
  • Confronting the Bomb xv
  • 1: The Secret Struggle 1
  • 2: The Rise of Popular Protest, 1945–1953 9
  • 3: Government Response, 1945–1953 29
  • 4: Movement Renaissance, 1954–1958 52
  • 5: Victories and Retreats, 1958–1970 82
  • 6: A Third Wave, 1971–1980 113
  • 7: Peace Begins to Break Out, 1981–1985 141
  • 8: Disarmament Triumphant, 1985–1992 177
  • 9: Waning Movement, Reviving Arms Race, 1993-Present 205
  • Conclusion: Reflections on the Past and the Future 221
  • Index 227
  • Stanford Nuclear Age Series 255
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