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The Balance of Terror


reviewed by Norman A. Bailey 1962

coverTitle: The Balance of Terror
Author(s): P. Gallois
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Once every few years—not oftener—a book comes to the attention of a reader which opens and illuminates what has been a dark and nebulous area in his mind. Even the most intelligent, best educated, and best informed individual has such areas, and frequently they encompass subjects about which he has read much, but with the result of increasing his confusion. The Balance of Terror, by former French Air Force General Pierre Gallois, acted upon this reviewer as just such a catalyst, forcing the rethinking of entrenched positions which proved to be, upon examination, mere platitudes and slogans based on incomplete or faulty information. Before entering into the logical world of General Gallois's thought, a word must be said about his style, at least as it comes through translation. This book, subtitled "Strategy for the Nuclear Age," is a mere 234 pages long, in contrast to tomes running to thousands of pages... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 3, 1962, p. 254-254
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2945, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 1:57:07 AM

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