Christopher J. Bright is an independent scholar of twentieth century American diplomatic and political history and the author of Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War, published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan in the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology series.

An earlier version of the book was written as a dissertation at the George Washington University and was supported with grants from the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Cosmos Club Foundation, and others. Portions of it also appeared as "Out in the Open; Popular Representations of Some American Nuclear Weapons in the Early Cold War," in Rosemary B. Mariner and G. Kurt Piehler, eds., The Atomic Bomb in American Society: New Perspectives, published in 2009 by the University of Tennessee Press.

Christopher Bright holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from George Washington, an M.A. (Foreign Affairs) from the University of Virginia , and an A.B. (Government) from the College of William and Mary.

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