Christopher J. Bright
is an independent scholar of twentieth century American diplomatic and political history and the author of Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War
, published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan in the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology series.
An earlier version of the book was written as a dissertation at the George Washington University
and was supported with grants from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
, the U.S. Army Center of Military History
, the Cosmos Club Foundation
, and others. Portions of it also appeared as "Out in the Open; Popular Representations of Some American Nuclear Weapons in the Early Cold War," in Rosemary B. Mariner and G. Kurt Piehler, eds., The Atomic Bomb in American Society: New Perspectives
, published in 2009 by the University of Tennessee Press.
Christopher Bright holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from George Washington
, an M.A. (Foreign Affairs) from the University of Virginia
, and an A.B. (Government) from the College of William and Mary
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