The Winning Weapon
The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950
Gregg Herken


This book makes clear how, and why, after World War II American diplomats tried to make the atom bomb a winning weapon," an absolute advantage in negotiations with the Soviet Union. But this policy failed utterly in the 1948 Berlin crisis, and at home the State Department opposed those scientists who advocated international cooperation on nuclear matters.

First published in 1988.

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