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Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Stanford Univ Pr
Publication date May 12, 2009
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780804756327
ISBN-10 0804756325
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war. This abbreviated version of Lawrence Wittner's award-winning trilogy, The Struggle Against the Bomb, shows how a worldwide, grassroots campaign―the largest social movement of modern times―challenged the nuclear priorities of the great powers and, ultimately, thwarted their nuclear ambitions. Based on massive research in the files of peace and disarmament organizations and in formerly top secret government records, extensive interviews with antinuclear activists and government officials, and memoirs and other published materials, Confronting the Bomb opens a unique window on one of the most important issues of the modern era: survival in the nuclear age. It covers the entire period of significant opposition to the bomb, from the final stages of the Second World War up to the present. Along the way, it provides fascinating glimpses of the interaction of key nuclear disarmament activists and policymakers, including Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins, Nikita Khrushchev, Bertrand Russell, Andrei Sakharov, Linus Pauling, Dwight Eisenhower, Harold Macmillan, John F. Kennedy, Randy Forsberg, Mikhail Gorbachev, Helen Caldicott, E.P. Thompson, and Ronald Reagan. Overall, however, it is a story of popular mobilization and its effectiveness.

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9780804756310 | details & prices | 254 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $55.00
About: Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war.
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from Stanford Univ Pr (May 12, 2009)
9780804756327 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war.

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