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- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
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...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009; US$ 17.95
The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback. Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost... 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$ 74.99
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 Group US 2013; US$ 19.99
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... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99
In A Nuclear Family Vacation , husband-and-wife journalists Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger hit the road to explore the secretive world of nuclear weaponry. Weaving together first-class travel writing and crack investigative journalism, the pair pursues both adventures and answers: Why are nuclear weapons still on hair-trigger alert? Is there... more...