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Author Perry, William James, 1927- author.

Title The button : the new nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump / William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina.

Publication Info. Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2020]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  355.0217097 PER    AVAILABLE
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Description xxiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-244) and index.
Contents Preface : "Your shot, Mr. President" -- The president's weapons -- Bolt from the blue -- Blundering into nuclear war -- Hacking the bomb -- No first use -- How not to spend $2 trillion -- Welcome to the new arms race -- The missile defense delusion -- Why do we still have the bomb? -- The atomic Titanic.
Summary "William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History.
Arms race -- United States -- History.
Nuclear arms control -- United States -- History.
War and emergency powers -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Author Collina, Tom Z., 1966- author.
ISBN 9781948836999 (hardback)
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