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The Wizards of Armageddon

The Wizards of Armageddon

By Fred Kaplan

Simon and Schuster, 1983, 452 pp.

The story of the remarkable civilians who developed the novel field of nuclear strategy-men such as Bernard Brodie, William Kaufmann, Albert Wohlstetter and Herman Kahn, among others-is told admirably well. Even those who are familiar with this story will find fascinating new details here. Especially interesting is the account of the pre-1960 period. An absorbing work which is more scholarly and less sensational than the title implies.