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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; New York Times Headlines

Part of War and Peace in the Nuclear Age.


Shot of the front page of the New York Times, January 24, 1973. Vietnam War and President Nixon headlines.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

New York Times Headlines

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The first atomic explosion in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, changed the world forever. This series chronicles these changes and the history of a new era. It traces the development of nuclear weapons, the evolution of nuclear strategy, and the politics of a world with the power to destroy itself.

In thirteen one-hour programs that combine historic footage and recent interviews with key American, Soviet, and European participants, the nuclear age unfolds: the origin and evolution of nuclear weapons; the people of the past who have shaped the events of the present; the ideas and issues that political leaders, scientists, and the public at large must confront, and the prospects for the future. Nuclear Age highlights the profound changes in contemporary thinking imposed by the advent of nuclear weapons. Series release date: 1/1989



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Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Washington, DC
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
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Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; New York Times Headlines,” 01/16/1987, GBH Archives, accessed May 13, 2021,
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; New York Times Headlines.” 01/16/1987. GBH Archives. Web. May 13, 2021. <>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; New York Times Headlines. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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