Robert A. Divine


Divine, Robert A. Blowing on the Wind: The Nuclear Test Ban Debate, 1954-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Cold War Connection, "Top Books on the Cold War,", comments that the author "ably chronicles the complex dynamics of the 'Fallout Debate' within the United States which involved scientific, medical, political, military, and national security questions. The book shows that such questions ultimately delayed United States's treaty ratification until 1963."


Divine, Robert A. Eisenhower and the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Wilcox: "Includes McCarthy, the FBI, CIA, Alger Hiss, U-2 affair and foreign policy."


Divine, Robert A. The Sputnik Challenge: Eisenhower's Response to the Soviet Satellite. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Smith, I&NS 9.4, notes that President "Eisenhower was able to respond in a calm and systematic manner to Sputnik because he had access to intelligence information which led him to conclude that the Soviet satellite did not pose a threat to U.S. national security." Cold War Connection, "Top Books on the Cold War,", says "this dynamic ... political history" provides good coverage of "[t]he Eisenhower administration's various responses to 'Sputnik,' including a fear of a growing 'missile gap,' an increased interest in US scientific and engineering capabilities, and a reevaluation of the national education system."

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Divine, Robert A., ed. The Cuban Missile Crisis. New York: Quadrangle, 1988.


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