“The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and
the Secret History of Nuclear War”

Author and Historian Fred Kaplan

With remarks by: 
Ernest J. Moniz, NTI Co-Chair and CEO

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:00–6:30 pm

Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by Mr. Kaplan
at the reception that will follow

1776 Eye Street, NW

Suite 600

Washington, DC 20006

Please join us for a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Fred Kaplan, author of the new book, The Bomb: Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War.  

In The Bomb, Kaplan takes readers behind the scenes for a look at how American presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and, in some cases, just barely avoided nuclear war, from the dawn of the atomic age until now. The New York Times calls The Bomb a “rich and surprisingly entertaining history of how nuclear weapons have shaped the United States military and the country’s foreign policy.”  

Kaplan is the national security columnist for Slate and the author of five other books, including The Wizards of Armageddon and Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War. He has written for many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker. Kaplan has been a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and New America. He graduated from Oberlin College and has a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.