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Nuclear Warfare

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  • The Manhattan Projectby Al Cimino

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2015; US$ 1.99

    The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has tested international relations. This book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the... more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.24

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • Doomsday Menby P. D. Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    This is the gripping, untold story of the doomsday bomb?the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. In 1950, Hungarian-born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic announcement on American radio: science was on the verge of creating a doomsday bomb. For the first time in history, mankind realized that he had within his grasp a truly God-like power, the... more...

  • A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]by Richard Burns; Joseph Siracusa

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 131.00

    The first book of its kind to provide a global perspective of the arms race, this two-volume work connects episodes worldwide involving nuclear weapons in a comprehensive, narrative fashion. Beginning with a discussion of the scientific research of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hiroshima decision, the authors focus on five basic themes: political dimensions,... more...

  • The Wizards of Armageddonby Fred Kaplan; Martin Sherwin

    Stanford University Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed. more...

  • Death in Lifeby Robert Jay Lifton

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this classic study, winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science, Lifton studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand--and... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Bombby Silvan S. Schweber

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities. When... more...

  • Die Bombe als Optionby Tilmann Hanel

    Klartext Verlag 2015; US$ 22.89

    Welche Akteure forcierten in der Bundesrepublik zur Adenauerzeit den Einstieg in die Atomkraftnutzung? Welche Motive standen hinter ihren Bemühungen? Und inwiefern zeitigen die damaligen Vorgänge auch heute noch Auswirkungen? more...

  • Possibility of Nuclear War in Asiaby Col G G Pamidi

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2012; US$ 24.95

    This book attempts to fuse two topical subjects and deal with them in a holistic manner. It is oft said and is also widely believed that the 21st century belongs to Asia and that the two giants of Asia, namely, China and India are going to dominate the world in the ensuing decades. It is also implicitly accepted that nuclear weapons are going to be... more...

  • Global Nuclear Disarmamentby V R Raghavan

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2012; US$ 19.99

    Delhi Policy Group has worded for a decade on nuclear policy in India. It has generated an informed debate to influence policy by emphasizing the need for nuclear restraint and responsibility. The DPG was chosen as a research institution to assist in the deliberations of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, constituted... more...