Red cloud at dawn : Truman, Stalin, and the end of the atomic monopoly /

With the use of newly opened archives, "Red Cloud at Dawn" focuses on the extraordinary story of First Lightning--the first Soviet test bomb detonated in 1949--to provide a fresh understanding of the origins of the nuclear arms race, as well as the all-too-urgent problem of proliferation.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gordin, Michael D.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: What happened at Potsdam
  • Atomic monopoly
  • How much time do we have?
  • Larger than Enormoz
  • First lightning
  • Making Vermont
  • Dramatizing the situation
  • The year of Joe
  • Epilogue: Traces and tailings.