Bomb Power

Bomb Power

The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118688
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy.

In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive power and official secrecy, drawing a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. He reveals how the atomic bomb transformed our nation down to its deepest constitutional roots-by dramatically increasing the power of the modern presidency and redefining the government as a national security state-leaving us in a state of continuous war alert for nearly seven decades. Bold and incisive, Bomb Power casts the history of the postwar period in a new light and sounds an alarm about the continued threat to our Constitution.

Bomb Power

Bomb Power

Garry Wills

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