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Nuclear Warfare

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  • A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Raceby Richard Burns; Joseph Siracusa

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 131.00

    Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders. 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...

  • In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientistby Silvan S. Schweber

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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.... more...

  • India's Doctrine Puzzleby Ali Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present. This book locates the change in India?s war doctrine at the turn of the century, following the Kargil War in 1999 between India and... 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...

  • Shockwaveby Stephen Walker

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    At 31,000 feet above Japan, Tom Ferebee sits hunched over his bombsight. Below him lies the primary target of an operation called "Special Mission Number 13" by the few military personnel aware of its existence -- Hiroshima, a city of over 300,000. He waits until the aiming point is directly below the crosshairs and releases his cargo -- a five-ton... more...

  • At the Nuclear Precipiceby Richard Falk; David Krieger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 38.00

    This book examines the intersections between international law and national policies, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament, offering a way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move away from the nuclear precipice and ensure humanity's future.  more...

  • Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destructionby Kerry M. Kartchner; Jeannie L. Johnson; Jeffrey A. Larsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This book describes strategic culture and its value as a methodological approach to the study of International Relations. In particular, the book uses strategic culture to illuminate a number of case studies on countries that have made decisions regarding the acquisition, proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction. more...

  • The Atomic Bazaarby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.38

    In the nuclear age, arms are the ultimate commodity. And now they are easier and cheaper to acquire and make than ever before ? which means that for poor nations or non-state terror groups, weapons of mass destruction are up for grabs. William Langewiesche looks at how nuclear weapons have gone wholesale. He visits the smuggling routes in Turkey... more...

  • Nuclear Dawnby James Delgado

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    When President Obama and others say they want to end America's dependence on foreign oil, the vision is usually presented in terms of "a new Manhattan Project." So what really was the Manhattan Project? According to James Delgado, at the start of the project in 1942, the element plutonium only existed in microscopic quantities. By June 16, 1945, the... more...