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How was that distinctive U.S. Cold War visual aesthetic created, recruiting Americans to identify with the perverse technoaesthetics of atomic bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and space missions? Kevin Hamilton and Ned O’Gorman recover the all-but-lost history of the central image-making institution of the Cold War nuclear state and theorize its distinctive photographic program. Lookout America! is a pathbreaking book, a must read for anyone interested in the politics—or visual culture—of the Cold War.