Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Hardcover | April 4, 2006

byDee Garrison

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In Bracing for Armageddon, Dee Garrison pulls back the curtain on the U.S. government's civil defense plans from World War II through the end of the Cold War. Based on government documents, peace organizations, personal papers, scientific reports, oral histories, newspapers, and popularmedia, her book chronicles the operations of the various federal and state civil defense programs from 1945 to contemporary issues of homeland security, as well as the origins and development of the massive public protest against civil defense from 1955 through the 1980s. At a time of increasingpreoccupation over national security issues, Bracing for Armageddon sheds light on the growing distrust between the U.S. government and its subjects in postwar America.

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In Bracing for Armageddon, Dee Garrison pulls back the curtain on the U.S. government's civil defense plans from World War II through the end of the Cold War. Based on government documents, peace organizations, personal papers, scientific reports, oral histories, newspapers, and popularmedia, her book chronicles the operations of the ...

Dee Garrison is a Professor of History Emeritus at Rutgers University who specializes in the history of American social movements, gender history, and peace history.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:April 4, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195183193

ISBN - 13:9780195183191

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"Garrison offers a superb introduction to the antinuclear movement.... Bracing for Armageddon is an excellent book on a topic only increasing in relevance."--Andrew J. Falk, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society