The Atomic Bomb and “The Show That May Save Your Life”
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About the Book
To address the threat of an atomic-armed Soviet Union during the early days of the Cold War, President Truman approved the Alert America educational exhibit. Promoted as “The Show That May Save Your Life,” Alert America became the most effective way to convey the destructive power of the atomic bomb and to promote civil defense. Following the exhibit’s debut in the nation’s capital, it traveled in three separate convoys to more than eighty cities considered most likely to be bombed, and garnered unprecedented support from elected and civic officials, the media, the military, private industry, and myriad organizations. This is the first book to examine the scope and impact of Alert America, which has been largely overlooked by historians. Also included are resource materials providing insights into the government’s overriding objective of preparing men, women and children to survive an atomic war.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019