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  • Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisersby Edward Hampshire; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers... more...

  • Now It Can Be Toldby General Leslie R. Groves

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project." As the ranking military officer in charge of marshalling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves... more...

  • The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrentby Matthew Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Volume II of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from 1964 to 1970. Written with full access to the UK documentary record, Volume II examines the controversies that developed over nuclear policy following the arrival in... more...

  • H-Bombs and Hula Girlsby Michael Johnston

    Unicorn Publishing Group 2017; US$ 14.99

    Published to coincide with the 60th anniversay of Britain’s first successful thermonuclear bomb testing in the Pacific, H-Bombs and Hula Girls tells the tale of ten young men brought together through National Service in the Royal Navy and taking part in Britain’s top secret tests near Christmas Island. They experience at extremely close quarters what... more...

  • Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshimaby Richard J. B. Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Nuclear Terrorismby Gavin Cameron

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 175.00

    Will the twenty-first century see terrorist fingers on the nuclear trigger? How likely is it terrorists will obtain weapons of mass destruction? What factors would determine their decision to use them? Gavin Cameron assesses the causes for, and implications of, the escalating lethality of terrorism. The growing opportunities for nuclear proliferation,... more...

  • The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002by Dr Frank Barnaby; Frank Barnaby; Dr Douglas Holdstock; Douglas Holdstock

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    The first British nuclear weapon test took place in Australia in October 1952. British nuclear weapons have been a source of controversy ever since. In this book, scientists, doctors, researchers and others assess the military value, political impact, health effects and legality of the programme. more...

  • Nuclear Weapons and Strategyby Stephen J. Cimbala

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Nuclear weapons, once thought to have been marginalized by the end of the Cold War, have returned with a vengeance to the centre of US security concerns and to a world bereft of the old certainties of deterrence. This is a major analysis of these new strategic realities. The George W. Bush administration, having deposed the regime of Saddam Hussein... more...

  • The US Government, Citizen Groups and the Cold Warby Helen Laville; Hugh Wilford

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the construction, activities and impact of the network of US state and private groups in the Cold War. By moving beyond state-dominated, ‘top-down’ interpretations of international relations and exploring instead the engagement and mobilization of whole societies and cultures, it presents a radical new approach to the study... more...

  • Arsenals of Follyby Richard Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and... more...