China Builds the Bomb

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Stanford University Press, 01.04.1991 - 352 Seiten
A pioneering political-scientific history. . . . Lucidly composed, meticulously documented, and handsomely presented. The Annals
A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon program. Arms Control Today"
 

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Inhalt

American Power and Chinese Strategy 19531955
20
The Strategic Decision and Its Consequences
35
The Uranium Challenge
73
The Production of Fissionable Material
104
The Design and Manufacture of the Bomb
137
The Final Countdown
170
Strategic Doctrines and the Hydrogen Bomb
190
Chinese Lessons and the Global Nuclear Experience
219
A Statement of the Government of the Peoples Republic
241
Notes
253
References Cited
293
Index
313
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Über den Autor (1991)

John W. Lewis was born Albert Lewis Seeman in Seattle, Washington on November 16, 1930. He received bachelor's and master's degrees and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. He became an R.O.T.C. cadet the day the Korean War began and served as a Navy gunnery officer after the war. He taught at Cornell University for seven years. While a professor there, he wrote The United States in Vietnam with fellow professor George McTurnan Kahin. He started teaching at Stanford University in 1968 and became a professor emeritus in 1997. His other books included Leadership in Communist China and China Builds the Bomb written with Xue Litai. He also served as an adviser to the Defense Department and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He died from urothelial cancer on September 4, 2017 at the age of 86.

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