History Books Danger and Survival Choices About the Bomb In The First Fifty Years by McGeorge Bundy History Lovers Books for Readers Gift

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This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 1988 Random House Publishing. This copy is still crisp and clean inside and out. The inside pages are crisp and clean with no markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Blue hardcover boards with navy quarter trim under jacket are also near fine with barely a hint of shelf wear. The accompanying dust jacket is clean and still shiny with only light shelf wear along edges/corners. Medium octavo book size or 6.5" x 9.5" with 735 pages including index.

This book details the political history of the nuclear bomb and encompasses the events from the discovery of fission in 1938 to the superpower summitry of 1988. The author detail the thoughts, decisions and actions of national leaders beginning with Roosevelt's decisions and the challenges of the Cuban missile crisis and more. It also examines the other nuclear arsenals of France, China, Britain, Israel and more. It reveals motives of de Gaulle, Mao Zedong, and others that concluded their countries needed nuclear weapons. It is a 50 year summary and history from the inception of nuclear weapons.

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