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Contents Preface  ix  Abbreviations  xv 1 The Ideal Number of Nuclear Weapons States Is One Nuclear Nonproliferation and the Quest for American Atomic Supremacy 1 2 Too Stupid Even for the Funny Papers The Myth of the American Atomic Monopoly, 1939–1945 11 3 Winning Weapons A-Bombs, H-Bombs, and International Control, 1946–1953 47 4 The President in the Gray Flannel Suit Conformity, Technological Utopianism, and Nonproliferation, 1953–1956 81 5 Seeking a Silver Bullet Nonproliferation, the Test Ban, and Nuclear Sharing, 1957–1960 115 6 Tests and Toughness JFK’s False Start on the Proliferation Question, 1961–1962 145 7 Too Big to Spank JFK, Nuclear Hegemony, and the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 1962–1963 181 8 Hunting for Easter Eggs LBJ, NATO, and Nonproliferation, 1963–1965 217 9 A Treaty to Castrate the Impotent Codifying Nuclear Apartheid, 1965–1970 251 10 The Legacy of Nuclear Apartheid 285 Notes  301  Bibliography  349  Index  367 ...


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Subject Headings

  • Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
  • Nuclear arms control -- United States -- History
  • Nuclear nonproliferation -- United States -- History.
  • Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- Developing countries -- History.
  • Nuclear arms control -- Developing countries -- History.
  • Nuclear nonproliferation -- Developing countries -- History.
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Developing countries.
  • Developing countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
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