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Herken, Gregg 1947-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 6,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D843, 327.09044
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Most widely held works by Gregg Herken
The winning weapon : the atomic bomb in the cold war, 1945-1950 by Gregg Herken( Book )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes clear how, and why, after World War II American diplomats tried to make the atom bomb a winning weapon, "" an absolute advantage in negotiations with the Soviet Union. But this policy failed utterly in the 1948 Berlin crisis, and at home the State Department opposed those scientists who advocated international cooperation on nuclear matters. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press
Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller by Gregg Herken( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this vital slice of American history, told authoritatively--and grippingly--for the first time, Herken relates the tangled lives and localities of the men who founded the nuclear age: Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller
Counsels of war by Gregg Herken( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregg Herken writes about the people whose profession it has been to think about the unthinkable--Robert McNamara, Paul Nitze, Herman Kahn, Bernard Brodie--including their intense rivalries, personal animosities, and often contentious relationship with the professional military. He reveals how the influence of the scientist and strategist has extended well beyond the laboratory and the classroom--in the proposal of Kennedy's advisers for a nuclear "demonstration" and even a "clever first-strike" against the Russians, for example. Counsels of War also shatters certain popular assumptions about U.S. nuclear policy. As Herken points out, while American doctrine stresses "retaliation," U.S. strategists have always planned to "pre-empt" a Soviet attack
Cardinal choices : presidential science advising from the atomic bomb to SDI by Gregg Herken( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years after World War II, Georgetown's leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of Cold Warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated, and connected civilians who helped steer American strategy from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Watergate, and the endgame of Vietnam. The Georgetown set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of The Washington Post; Joe and Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who were among the country's premier political pundits; Frank Wisner, a driven, manic-depressive lawyer in charge of CIA covert operations; and a host of other diplomats, spies, and scholars responsible for crafting America's response to the Soviet Union from Truman to Reagan. This was a smaller, cozier Washington--utterly unlike today's capital--where presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors over martinis and hors d'oeuvres, and columnists like the Alsops promoted those policies in the next day's newspapers. Together, they navigated the perilous years of the Cold War, yielding triumphs--and tragedies--with very real consequences for present-day America and the world.--From publisher description
The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years after World War II, Georgetown's leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of cold warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated, and well-connected civilians who helped steer American strategy from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Vietnam, and the endgame of Watergate. This Georgetown set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of the Washington Post; Joe and Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who were among the country's premier political pundits; Frank Wisner, a driven, manic-depressive lawyer in charge of CIA covert operations; and a host of diplomats, spies, and scholars. It was a time when presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors--often over martinis and hors d'oeuvres--and columnists like the Alsops promoted those policies in the next day's newspapers. Gregg Herken illuminates the drama of these years and brings this remarkable roster of men and women and their world not only out into the open but vividly to life
American diplomacy and the atomic bomb, 1945-1947 by Gregory Franklin Herken( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy shrimp chronicles : an informal history of the founding of UC Merced by Gregg Herken( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical perspectives on global conflict and cooperation : report of a conference held at La Jolla, California, February 5-7, 1987( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning weapon by Gregg Herken( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregg Herken, author, "Brotherhood of the bomb"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Herken discusses his book, "Brotherhood of the bomb," and the backgrounds and relationships of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Robert Teller, the three physicists who were responsible for the creation of the atomic bombs used in World War II
Was Oppenheimer a Soviet spy? : a roundtable discussion with Jerrold and Leona Schecter, Gregg Herken and Hayden Peake( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller by Gregg Herken( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

If science is the story of the twentieth century, no drama is more compelling than that of "the Bomb" and its creators. But the riveting tale of human conflict that connects the three scientists most responsible for the nuclear age - Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller - was until now known only in broad outline. [In this book, the author] interviews with Manhattan Project survivors, and recently released documents and coded intercepts obtained from FBI and KGB archives and other sources around the world. One of Brotherhood of the Bomb's surprises is the complex game of spy versus counterspy that surrounded the bomb's building and later dominated the Cold War. Yet, armies of U.S. security agents were unable to prevent the bomb's secrets from being passed to the Russians (sometimes by their American helpers). At the book's center is the question of loyalty - to science, to country, to family - and the wrenching choices that had to be made when such allegiances came into conflict. Revealed here for the first time are Robert Oppenheimer's efforts while scientific director of the Manhattan Project to hide his radical past, and the complicity of General Leslie Groves, head of the bomb project, in keeping that long-held secret. Oppenheimer was ultimately compromised by lies he told to protect his brother, Frank, which led to his own loyalty hearing during the high-water mark of McCarthyism in the 1950s. More than a cautionary tale, Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history. Gregg Herken's compelling and authoritative book reveals what can happen to individual and group integrity when big-time science - and its practitioners - are enlisted in the service of the state.-Dust jacket
Symposium on the Manhattan Project( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historians discuss the lives of Manhattan Project scientists as well as lessons learned from the project and how these lessons apply to today's domestic security issues
Georgetown Set, the : Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington by Gregg Herken( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington is a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner. In the years after World War II, Georgetown?s leafy streets were home to an unlikely group of cold warriors: a coterie of affluent, well-educated, and well-connected civilians who helped steer American strategy from the Marshall Plan through McCarthyism, Vietnam, and the endgame of Watergate. This Georgetown set included Phil and Kay Graham, husband-and-wife publishers of the Washington Postand Stewart Alsop, odd-couple brothers who were among the country?s premier political pundits; Frank Wisner, a driven, manic-depressive lawyer in charge of CIA covert operations; and a host of diplomats, spies, and scholars. It was a time when presidents made foreign policy in consultation with reporters and professors-often over martinis and hors d?oeuvres-and columnists like the Alsops promoted those policies in the next day?s newspapers. Gregg Herken illuminates the drama of these years and brings this remarkable roster of men and women and their world not only out into the open but vividly to life
True crime : Pan Am Flight 7 by Gregg Herken( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sabotage? Negligence? Fraud? New clues surface in a 60-year-old aviation mystery
The earthly origins of Star Wars( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lesotho databook( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Great Foreign Policy Fight by Gregg Herken( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For forty years George Kennan and Paul Nitze, architects of our foreign policy under nine Presidents, have squared off over Russia, the atom bomb, arms control - everything except their respect and affection for each other
The Georgetown set : the establishment elite who waged--and won--the Cold War by Gregg Herken( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller
Alternative Names
Gregg Herken American historian, curator and school teacher

Gregg Herken Amerikaans historicus

Herken, Gregg F.

Languages
English (104)

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Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward TellerCardinal choices : presidential science advising from the atomic bomb to SDI