Table of contents for House of war : the Pentagon, a history of unbridled power / James Carroll.

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Prologue
The Invisible Boy
One: One Week in 1943
1. Hell's Bottom
2. Unconditional Surrender
3. Operation Pointblank
4. LeMay
5. The Whiz Kid
6. Leslie Groves Does It All
7. The Other September 11's
Two: The Absolute Weapon
1. Truman's "Decision"
2. Stimson's Defense
3. Not Japan, but Moscow?
4. Atomic Forgetfulness
5. Groves' Toboggan
6. The Second Coming in Wrath
7. The Hamburg Threshold
8. After Dresden
9. The Babe Ruth of Bombers
10. A Second 'Original Sin'
Three: The Cold War Begins
1. Tendered A Commission
2. Stimson's September 11
3. Forrestal Agonistes
4. Kennan's Mistake
5. Foundational Paranoia
6. War Inside the Pentagon
7. Blockade and the Birth of the Air Force
8. The Russians Are Coming
9. Navy Versus Air Force
10. That Cop
Four: Fear Hardens
1. Stalin's Teeth
2. No to the H-Bomb
3. Nitze to the Rescue
4. Forrestal's Ghost: NSC-68
5. Korea Saved Us
6. Truman's Other Decision
7. The Test
8. Duck and Cover
9. Massive Retaliation
10. Missed Opportunity at Stalin's Death
11. Defense Intellectuals
12. Operation Top Hat
13. Gaither Report: Nitze Again
Five: The Turning Point
1. Life of the Pentagon
2. A Lark in Berlin
3. There Will Be War
4. Head to Richmond
5. Let Both Sides
6. The Need for New Intelligence
7. McNamara and LeMay
8. All-out Spasm Attack
9. The Kaysen Memos
10. Edge of the Abyss
11. At American University
12. Why We Love Him
Six: The Exorcism
1. Present at the Destruction
2. LeMay to the Absurd
3. Errors of the Mind
4. Great White Whale
5. McNamara's Endgame
6. From "Disarmament" to "Arms Control"
7. The Berrigan Brothers
8. Enter the ABM; Re-enter Nitze
9. Nixon and Laird
10. Knock-out Blow
11. Bombing the Pentagon?
12. Not With a Bang
Seven: Upstream
1. Nuclear Priesthood
2. The Madman Theory
3. The Schlesinger Doctrine
4. Enter Rumsfeld and Cheney
5. Jimmy Carter's Question
6. The Frozen Smile
7. The People Are Heard
8. Be Not Afraid
9. We Win, You Lose, Sign Here
10. The Freeze
11. The Abolitionist
12. Sanctuary
13. Enter Gorbachev
14. Answer to Forrestal
Eight: Unending War
1. Into Plowshares
2. Back to Stimson
3. Operation Just Cause
4. Fool's Game
5. New World Order
6. The Chinese Word
7. Goldwater-Nichols
8. The Immigrant's Son
9. Clinton's Honor
10. Gays in the Military
11. The Real Contrast with Truman
12. The Nuclear Posture Review
13. The Balkans Wars
14. Apostolic Succession
15. September 11, 2001
Epilogue
New World Order
1. National Memory
2. The Normalization of War
3. Instant Replay
4. National Security?
5. Revenge
6. I Have a Dream
Bibliography
Notes
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Military policy.
Pentagon (Va.).
United States. Dept. of Defense.
Militarism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Militarism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Arms race -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Arms race -- United States -- History -- 21st century.