ERIC Number: ED290659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
National Security in the Nuclear Age: Public Library Proposal and Booklist. May 1987 Update.
Dane, Ernest B.
To increase public understanding of national security issues, this document proposes that a balanced and up-to-date collection of books and other materials on national security in the nuclear age be included in all U.S. public libraries. The proposal suggests that the books be grouped together on an identified shelf. Selection criteria for the booklist, cost per library to compile this collection, and applicability to college and secondary school libraries are also discussed. The second section of the proposal contains a booklist of over 68 national security/nuclear age books divided into the following categories: (1) short books for quick grasp of the issues; (2) primary books for broadest understanding; (3) reaching for solutions; (4) strategic, historical, and arms control analysis; (5) readings from prestigious journals; (6) nuclear war: control and planning; (7) the strategic defense initiative (Star Wars); (8) defense reform and defense budget questions; (9) medical, psychological, and environmental assessments; (10) ethical and moral perspectives; and (11) nuclear weapons data, annual publications, and nuclear proliferation. Eighteen of the references on the booklist appear in Appendix L, "References on Strategic Nuclear Policy" of the Congressional study, "Strategic Defenses: Ballistic Missile Defense Technologies." Each of the books is annotated and listed in the third section of the document. (SM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Global Approach, International Education, International Relations, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Library Planning, National Security, Nuclear Technology, Nuclear Warfare, Public Libraries, Reference Materials, School Libraries, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Supercedes ED 261 923.