Fred M. Kaplan is an internationally renowned journalist, whose competence in the acute topics of the day makes his publications a highly demanded product. He is known for his War Stories column for Slate magazine covering international relations.
At the beginning of the year, the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist released his book The Bomb. This book is the definitive history of American policy on the nuclear war from Truman to Trump.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” Fred Kaplan 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. Why? To bring us the untold stories about how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, discussed, and hardly escaped 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. The author discusses theories that have dominated nightmare scenarios from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He presents the unthinkable in terms of mass destruction and demonstrates how the nuclear war reality will not go away, regardless of the dire consequences.