Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis
Join Tisch College for a conversation with historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and Professor Emeritus of Tufts University, Martin J. Sherwin, on his new book Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Currently the University Professor of History at George Mason University, Sherwin has authored A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and Its Legacies, Pulitzer Prize runner-up and winner of the Stuart L. Bernath and the American History Book prizes. He is the coauthor, with Kai Bird, of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2006. He has advised documentaries and television series relating to the Manhattan Project, including "The Day after Trinity: Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb"; "War and Peace in the Nuclear Age" and was the co-executive producer of "Citizen Kurchatov: Stalin’s Bomb Maker." The longtime Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University before retiring in 2007, Sherwin founded Tufts’ Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center and the Global Classroom Project [1988-1991], which connected students from the United States and the Soviet Union via television to discuss the nuclear arms race and the environment.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the History Department, the Political Science Department, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the International Relations Program, the Environmental Studies Program, Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, and the Center for the Humanities at Tufts.