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The Resource Britain and the bomb : nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970, David James Gill

Britain and the bomb : nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970, David James Gill

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Britain and the bomb : nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970
Title
Britain and the bomb
Title remainder
nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970
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David James Gill
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Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on primary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, Britain and the Bomb explores how economic, political, and strategic considerations have shaped British nuclear diplomacy. The book concentrates on Prime Minister Harold Wilson's first two terms of office, 1964-1970, which represent a critical period in international nuclear history. Wilson's commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and his support for continued investment in the British nuclear weapons program, despite serious economic and political challenges, established precedents that still influence policymakers today. The continued independence of Britain's nuclear force, and the enduring absence of a German or European deterrent, certainly owes a debt to Wilson's handling of nuclear diplomacy more than four decades ago. Beyond highlighting the importance of this period, the book explains how and why British nuclear diplomacy evolved during Wilson's leadership. Cabinet discussions, financial crises, and international tensions encouraged a degree of flexibility in the pursuit of strategic independence and the creation of a non-proliferation treaty. Gill shows us that British nuclear diplomacy was a series of compromises, an intricate blend of political, economic, and strategic considerations --
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1982-
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Gill, David James
Dewey number
355.02170941
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Stanford nuclear age series
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Great Britain
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Britain and the bomb : nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970, David James Gill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A British bomb -- The ambiguities of opposition -- Constructing the Atlantic Nuclear Force -- The recurring death of nuclear sharing -- Cooperation as consultation -- Proliferation politics
Control code
FIEb17509440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780804786584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842330084
Label
Britain and the bomb : nuclear diplomacy, 1964-1970, David James Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A British bomb -- The ambiguities of opposition -- Constructing the Atlantic Nuclear Force -- The recurring death of nuclear sharing -- Cooperation as consultation -- Proliferation politics
Control code
FIEb17509440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780804786584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)842330084

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