The Hydrogen Bomb, Lewis L. Strauss and the Writing of Nuclear History

@article{Young2013TheHB,
  title={The Hydrogen Bomb, Lewis L. Strauss and the Writing of Nuclear History},
  author={K. Young},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={815 - 840}
}
  • K. Young
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Abstract In January 1950 President Harry S. Truman announced that the United States would proceed with further work to determine the feasibility of a ‘Super’, or hydrogen, bomb. The events leading up to that decision – counter-pressures and advocacy from a number of quarters, including the divided Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the nuclear scientists, Congress and the Pentagon – is well known. Less attention has been given to how the story of the Super came to be told in official and popular… CONTINUE READING
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