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The Wizards of Armageddon
The Wizards of Armageddon
By Fred Kaplan
452 pp, Simon and Schuster, 1983

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.