The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950

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The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950

By Gregg F. Herken
Knopf, 1981
480 pp. $15.00
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An enthralling history, full of new information and superbly documented, on American policy toward the development and use of nuclear weapons from Hiroshima to the decision to build the hydrogen bomb. This is the story of how the United States came to "depend upon bigger and better bombs to keep-and shape-the peace."

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