Nuclear America: Military and Civilian Nuclear Power in the United States, 1940-1980

By Gerard H. Clarfield; William M. Wiecek | Go to book overview

Contents
Acknowledgements page vii
Chronology page viii
Prologue. "The Italian Navigator" page 1
1. "E = mc2" THE PHYSICAL REVOLUTIONS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY page 5
2. "The Radiance of a Thousand Suns" DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB DURING WORLD WAR II page 26
3. "The Destroyer of Worlds" WHY HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI? page 53
4. "Just Another Piece of Artillery" NUCLEAR POWER IN THE EARLY TRUMAN YEARS page 81
5. "Super" NUCLEAR POWER IN THE COLD WAR page 116
6. "Massive Retaliation" EISENHOWER'S STRATEGIC POLICIES page 149
7. "Atoms for Peace" THE DREAM OF PEACEFUL APPLICATIONS FOR NUCLEAR POWER, 1953-1957 page 177

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