Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

January 27, 2010

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In Bomb Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills reveals how the atomic bomb transformed the United States down to its deepest constitutional roots. The bomb dramatically increased the power of the modern presidency and redefined the government as a national security state in ways still felt today.

This event is co-sponsored by the Newberry Library's A.C. McClurg Bookstore.

 

Recorded Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at The Newberry Library.