fbpx The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War | Harvard Kennedy School
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Date and Location

April 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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617-495-4219

From Fred Kaplan, the author of the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump.Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today.Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five previous books, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber WarThe Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller), 1959, Daydream Believers, and The Wizards of Armageddon. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Brooke Gladstone.RSVP here to receive the Zoom link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=9CL6b2hFBUGtQy461HJpVyCFzAwdDaBCv40eSX7TrzVUM0g5TkVSWUlKUzU0TDlYR1BDSDdHSjJMSS4u

Speakers and Presenters

​Fred Kaplan, author of The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War.

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​Project on Managing the Atom