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Bomb power : the modern presidency and the national security state / by Garry Wills.

Author Wills, Garry, 1934-

ImprintNew York : Penguin Press, 2010.

Physical Description:278 p.

Note: ContentIntroduction: War in peace -- The making of bomb power -- Fatal miracle -- Atomic politics -- The care and keeping of the bomb -- The national security state -- Beginnings (1945-1946) -- Annus mirabilis (1947) -- Completing the apparatus -- Presidential wars -- Korea -- Permanent emergency -- Information power -- Secrecy as embarrassment cover -- Secrecy as Congress deceiver -- Secrecy as policy distorter -- Secrecy as crime concealer -- Executive usurpations -- "War power" -- Challenging secrecy -- Unitary executive -- American monarch.

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Wills, Garry, 1934-
Subject: Topical Term
Presidents -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- History -- 20th century.
Executive power -- History.
National security -- History -- 21st century.
Presidents -- History. -- 21st century.
Atomic bomb -- Political aspects -- History.
Secrecy -- Political aspects -- History.
Subject: Geographic Name
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-