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  • Characterizing the North Korean Nuclear Missile Threatby Markus Schiller

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    The security community generally believes that North Korea has a relatively sophisticated guided ballistic missile program. This report questions this view and seeks to better characterize the North Korean missile threat. The author compares the available data on the North Korean missile program against five hypotheses about the program's origins,... more...

  • Containing Iranby Robert J. Reardon

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    Iran's nuclear program is one of this century's principal foreign policy challenges. Despite U.S., Israeli, and allied efforts, Iran has an extensive enrichment program and likely has the technical capacity to produce at least one nuclear bomb if it so chose. This study assesses U.S. policy options, identifies a way forward, and considers how the... more...

  • Analyzing Strategic Nuclear Policyby Charles L. Glaser

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    With sweeping changes in the Soviet Union and East Europe having shaken core assumptions of U.S. defense policy, it is time to reassess basic questions of American nuclear strategy and force requirements. In a comprehensive analysis of these issues, Charles Glaser argues that even before the recent easing of tension with the Soviet Union, the United... more...

  • The First War of Physicsby Jim Baggott

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 17.99

    An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons   Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind?s most destructive weapon. A grand and frightening... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Bombby 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. When... more...

  • Before the Falloutby Diana Preston

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that "radioactivity seems to be an atomic property." A mere 47 years later, "Little Boy"exploded over Hiroshima. Before the Fallout is the epic story of the intervening half century, during which an exhilarating quest to unravel the secrets of the material world revealed... more...

  • Strategy and Nuclear Deterrenceby Steven E. Miller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    This book of selections from the distinguished journal International Security speaks to the most important question of our age: the deterrence of nuclear war. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • Nuclear Securityby George P. Shultz; Sidney D. Drell; Henry A. Kissinger; Sam Nunn

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    Concern about the threat posed by nuclear weapons has preoccupied the United States and presidents of the United States since the beginning of the nuclear era. Nuclear Security draws from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society examining worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear... 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$ 36.00

    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...