Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 7:00 PM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
From Truman to Trump, Pulitzer Prize finalist and the author the classic “The Wizards of Armageddon,” Fred Kaplan, presents the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war and the actions of presidents in nuclear crises.
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About the Book
Fred 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.
Kaplan’s historical research and deep reporting will stand as the permanent record of politics. Discussing theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Kaplan presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.
About the Author
Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five previous books, “Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,” “The 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.