|Author:||Herken, Gregg||Place:||New York|
|Publisher:||Alfred A. Knopf||Year:||1980, 1980|
Herken, Gregg. The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War 1945-1950 . New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
Herken discusses the role of the atomic bomb in the cold war after Hiroshima, from 1945 to the end of the U.S. nuclear monopoly in 1949, when Russia conducted its first atomic bomb explosion. The author insists that it was illusory for the United States to imagine in 1946 that the bomb would be the “winning weapon.”