Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear by Lawrence Wittner

By Lawrence Wittner

Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring tale of the way citizen activism helped lessen the nuclear hands race and forestall nuclear struggle. This abbreviated model of Lawrence Wittner's award-winning trilogy, The fight opposed to the Bomb, exhibits how a world, grassroots campaign—the biggest social flow of contemporary times—challenged the nuclear priorities of the nice powers and, finally, thwarted their nuclear goals. in accordance with mammoth learn within the documents of peace and disarmament organisations and in previously best mystery govt files, large interviews with antinuclear activists and govt officers, and memoirs and different released fabrics, Confronting the Bomb opens a distinct window on some of the most very important problems with the fashionable period: survival within the nuclear age. It covers the whole interval of vital competition to the bomb, from the ultimate phases of the second one global struggle as much as the current. alongside the best way, it offers interesting glimpses of the interplay of key nuclear disarmament activists and policymakers, together with Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins, Nikita Khrushchev, Bertrand Russell, Andrei Sakharov, Linus Pauling, Dwight Eisenhower, Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy, Randy Forsberg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helen Caldicott, E.P. Thompson, and Ronald Reagan. total, despite the fact that, it's a tale of renowned mobilization and its effectiveness.

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