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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
This book investigates what is driving Iran's nuclear weapons programme in a less-hostile regional environment, using a theory of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation. Iran?s nuclear weapons program has alarmed the international community since the 1990s, but has come to the forefront of international security concerns since 2000.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 180.00
For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 27.00
?THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.? ?ALBERT EINSTEIN W ith the revelation of Iran?s secret uranium enrichment facilities, North Korea?s brazen testing of missiles and nuclear weapons, and nuclear-endowed Pakistan?s descent into instability, the urgency... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00
The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground. Iran?s nuclear shroud is penetrated by a computer worm. Al-Qaeda goes on the hunt for Pakistan?s bomb, and Israelis debate the merit of a preemptive... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 18.95
Is it realistic or even wise to envision a world without nuclear weapons? More and more people seem to think so. Barack Obama is himself on board, having declared Americas commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. But that is easier said than done. Michael OHanlon puts his own indelible stamp... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
Civil defence was an integral part of Britain's modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book will be the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968. more...
- New Press, The 2004; US$ 17.95
This revised edition includes a new introduction that outlines the costs of operation Iraqi Freedom, details the companies profiting from the war and subsequent reconstruction, and chronicles the rampant conflicts of interest among members of the Bush administration who also have a financial stake in weapons manufacturing. After eight printings in... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 26.00
More than a high-stakes espionage thriller, Fallout painstakingly examines the huge costs of the CIA?s errors and the lost opportunities to halt the spread of nuclear weapons technology long before it was made available to some of the most dangerous and reckless adversaries of the United States and its allies. For more than a quarter of a century,... more...