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Changing A Nation: The Power Of The A-Bomb

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Changing A Nation: The Power Of The A-Bomb

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Changing A Nation: The Power Of The A-Bomb

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Garry Wills other books include "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power and a multi-volume biography of Saint Augustine. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Garry Wills other books include "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power and a multi-volume biography of Saint Augustine.

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Historian Garry Wills won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America and now he's back with a new book about how the atomic bomb transformed our nation.

Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State explores the ways in which the bomb helped expand the power of the American presidency and turn the United States into a national security state.

Wills is a cultural historian and adjunct professor at Northwestern University. He has won multiple National Book Critics Awards and writes for The New York Review of Books.