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To Deter: Cold War

István Hargittai

in The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The period of Cold War started almost immediately after World War II, and by then, the Martians had become authorities in utilizing science for creating new weapons. In the United States, a feeling ... More


The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

István Hargittai

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Five men born at the turn of the 20th century in Budapest: Theodore von Kármán, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller, became a special group often referred to as the ... More


Prologue The H-Bomb Changes Everything

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This prologue outlines how the advent of hydrogen weapons transformed the practice of war. It explains why modern nuclear weapons cannot be compared with those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It ... More


Edward Teller, High Priest of Physics

Mary Palevsky

in Atomic Fragments: A Daughter's Questions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220553
eISBN:
9780520923652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220553.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

On December 1, 1995, the author traveled to Stanford University to meet with Edward Teller at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and immediately had two reactions on meeting him. ... More


Introduction

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides some background into the events leading up to President Harry S. Truman's intent to develop a hydrogen bomb, otherwise known as the “Super.” The short interval ... More


Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Ken Young and Warner R. Chilling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book unveils the story of the events leading up to President Harry S. Truman's 1950 decision to develop a “super,” or hydrogen, bomb. That fateful decision and its immediate consequences are ... More


From Berlin to Geneva, January–June 1954

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Berlin conference, the East-West Trade, and the debate about the H-bomb. It looks at the Berlin conference, which managed to come to its predicted conclusion without ... More


Sane and Beyond Sane: Poets and the H-bomb, 1958–1960

Daniel Belgrad

in The Beats, Black Mountain, and New Modes in American Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781949979930
eISBN:
9781800852235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979930.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Beat poet Gregory Corso, the Black Mountain poet Ed Dorn, and the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) staked out distinct cultural positions in response to the American ... More


The Fag-End of Power, September 1954–April 1955

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Churchill's decision to preside over a ‘fag-end administration’, after Eden's refusal to bequeath it. It discusses the fall of Malenkov, the second debate about the hydrogen ... More


The President and the Bomb, 1953–1955

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the response of President Dwight Eisenhower to the hydrogen bomb. The question of a test ban was bound up with the larger question of the world's response to the hydrogen bomb. ... More


Making Peace a Fighting Word

John Jenks

in British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the most serious Soviet propaganda challenge in the early Cold War, the peace movement that became the World Peace Council. Peace became a fighting word in the late 1940s. ... More


A Thousand Years into One

Jacob Darwin Hamblin

in The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197526903
eISBN:
9780197526934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526903.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech is often seen as the founding story of atomic energy’s peaceful side. In fact, it was not such a dramatic break from the past. The Democrats had begun to use the ... More


Transition

Lori Clune

in Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190265885
eISBN:
9780190265915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265885.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter begins with the growing fears that accompanied America’s first hydrogen bomb test. The election of Republican Dwight Eisenhower to the presidency showed a turn towards conservative ... More


Introduction: Coming Attractions, or The Particulars

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction offers a fresh, animated take on the various films as well as the macro themes (anticommunism, the atomic or nuclear bomb, new media and technologies such as TV and 3-D, color and ... More


Pickup on South Street: Out of the Red and into the Black

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Abstract: Released at the end of the first cycle of postwar anticommunist noir (1947-1953), Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street (1953) is a canonical Cold War picture; it’s also one of the ... More


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