This book traces the endeavor in U.S. to develop a means of protecting the people from the effects of nuclear war. It shows how the policies that have emerged are as much products of the political process as of weapons technology.
Introduction 1. Civil Defense in Historical Perspective 2. Civil Defense Programs in the Pre-Fallout Period 3. Radioactive Fallout and a Reevaluation of Civil Defense 4. The Development of the Civil Defense Shelter Policy 5. Fadeout and Reemergence of Civil Defense: From Shelters to Crisis Relocation 6. Bandaid for a Holocaust? The Critics of Civil Defense