Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency And The National Security State

January 25, 2011|
Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency And The National Security State by Garry Wills
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A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy.

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What the Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.


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.
Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Ev...
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Title:Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency And The National Security StateFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.77 X 5.03 X 0.59 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.77 X 5.03 X 0.59 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143118684

ISBN - 13:9780143118688

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