Bomb Power

The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

by Garry Wills

Hardcover, 278 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase

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Bomb Power
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The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
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Garry Wills

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Assesses the role of the atomic bomb in profoundly altering the nature of American democracy, tracing the secrecy of the Manhattan Project, the ways the bomb changed the institution of the presidency and the state of war alert that has existed since its invention.