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Author Henriksen, Margot A.
Title Dr. Strangelove's America : society and culture in the atomic age / Margot A. Henriksen.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1997]

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Subject Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States.
Atomic bomb -- Social aspects -- United States.
Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
Add Title Doctor Strangelove's America
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 451 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-435) and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780520914018 (electronic bk.)
0520914015 (electronic bk.)
0585047618 (electronic bk.)
9780585047614 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42855000
Additional Format Print version: Henriksen, Margot A. Dr. Strangelove's America. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997 0520083105 (DLC) 96039460 (OCoLC)35835723
Table of Contents
 Preface: Dr. Strangelove's America: or How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with the Bomb 
Pt. 1Knowing Sin: The Vertiginous End to American Innocence1
 Ch. 1Top of the World: The Corrupting Contours of the Cold War11
 Ch. 2Vertigo: The Unhinged Moral Universe of Cold War America38
Pt. 2Psycho: The Emergence of a Schizoid America in the Age of Anxiety81
 Ch. 3Duck and Cover: Civil Defense and Existential Anxiety in America87
 Ch. 4The Snake Pit: America as an Asylum112
 Ch. 5Wild Ones: Youths in Revolt against Adult America148
Pt. 3Is God Dead? An American Awakening on the Eve of Destruction183
 Ch. 6Time Enough at Last? The Bomb Shelter Craze and the Dawn of America's Moral Awakening192
 Ch. 7Laughter and a New Myth of Life: Attacking the Menace of the American System240
 Ch. 8Judgment Day: Dr. Strangelove's Cultural Revolution303
 Ch. 9Godless Violence and Transcendent Hope: The American Nightmare Exposed and Contained345