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By Brian Madison Jones

In Abolishing the Taboo, Brian Madison Jones takes a brand new examine the essential function performed by means of Dwight D. Eisenhower within the production of a brand new nuclear creed for the us through the chilly battle. the writer facilities the narrative on Eisenhower, the guy, the overall, and the president, with particular specialize in his highbrow and political realizing of nuclear know-how usually and nuclear guns particularly. Abolishing the Taboo provides an research of Eisenhower's brooding about nuclear guns considering the fact that 1945 in addition to a survey of nuclear advancements from 1953-1961.

With heavy reliance upon archival study on the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas in addition to released works via Eisenhower and his confidants, Abolishing the Taboo evidences how Dwight D. Eisenhower got here to think that nuclear guns and nuclear know-how have been permissible and fascinating resources to aid shield U.S. nationwide protection opposed to the chance of...

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A Crusading Religion b. An Indispensable Platform c. Some Basis of Hope d. Out of the Dark, Into the Light Conclusion Notes Bibliography List of Illustrations President Dwight D. Eisenhower (National Archives) Mushroom cloud from the Hiroshima atomic bomb, 6 August 1945 (National Archives) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, 15 February 1949 (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library) President Truman and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 31 January 1951 (Harry S Truman Presidential Library) Atomic Cloud with Soldiers Joking, 1 May 1952 (National Archives) Lieutenant Colonel Dwight D.

22 One of the most influential of the early Eisenhower revisionists was political scientist Fred Greenstein. ”24 Greenstein concluded that Eisenhower’s style of leadership was both activist and “low-profile” and thus not always evident to every chronicler. Eisenhower “deliberately cultivated the impression that he was not involved even in the most successful of the maneuvers in which he directly participated,” he argued. 25 Greenstein offered as evidence a case study of Eisenhower’s handling of the controversy stirred by Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy.

S. high command expressed concern about German atomic research falling into the hands of advancing French or Russian armies. At the request of General Marshall, Groves advised Eisenhower about the possibility of a small redeployment of troops to guard against that possibility. 84 Eisenhower did not describe in any detail any of the briefings he may have been given on the status of the American bomb project. Indeed, it was quite possible that Eisenhower knew more about the atomic bomb project in Germany than in the United States.

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