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Author Winkler, Jonathan Reed, 1975-

Title Nexus : strategic communications and American security in World War I / Jonathan Reed Winkler.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.32273 WINK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Harvard historical studies ; 162.
Harvard historical studies ; v. 162.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-336) and index.
Contents 1. The Information Network and the Outbreak of War -- 2. Neutrality and Vulnerability -- 3. Security and Radios -- 4. At War in Europe -- 5. In Pursuit of Cables to Asia and the Americas -- 6. Radio, the Navy, and Latin America -- 7. The Quest for Independence -- 8. The Illusion of Success.
Summary "In an Illuminating Study that blends diplomatic, military, technology, and business history, Jonathan Reed Winkler shows how U.S. officials during World War I discovered the enormous value of global communications." "In this absorbing history, Winkler sheds light on the early stages of the global infrastructure that helped launch the United States as the predominant power of the century."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Strategy -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Communications.
Communication, International -- History -- 20th century.
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921.
ISBN 9780674028395 (alk. paper)
0674028392 (alk. paper)