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- 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...
- 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...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available
They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.95
Assigned as a draftee to a hydrogen-bomb test operation in the Marshall Islands, Frank Zagone gives his account of the March 1, 1954 detonation of BRAVO, a 15 megaton superbomb, the most powerful and radiologically dirty nuclear blast in U.S. history (equivalent to 1000 Hiroshima bombs). He writes about a scientific miscalculation in the... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 79.99
The Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage relates the history of atomic espionage through a chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies, agents, and operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about atomic espionage. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 49.95
Nuclear weapons and their control and testing have been newsworthy topics for public reading and vigorous "debate" since 1945. But, very few people can describe why and how nuclear weapons have been tested by the US. The authors of this book have made very serious efforts to provide such information for readers without a technical... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
The New Yorker ?Excellent... hair-raising ... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.? (Louis Menand) Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America?s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 12.99
Churchill's Bomb - from the author of the Costa award-winning biography The Strangest Man - reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Churchill was the only prominent politician to foresee... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 84.00
This is a book of testimonials from participants to the famous Erice International Seminars on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies. The Erice International Seminars with their multidisciplinary scientific audiences have addressed, since 1981, a long list of planetary problems and emergencies. This book describes one of the most exciting intellectual... more...