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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2)by Philip Haythornthwaite; Bryan Fosten

    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...

  • Nuclear Weapons Testing At The Nevada Test Siteby John C. Hopkins; Barbara Germain Killian

    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...

  • Averting Disasterby William A. Barletta; Henning Wegener

    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...

  • 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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionageby Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

    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...

  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    A myth-shattering exposť of America?s nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America?s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed... 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 Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C. Kelly; Richard Rhodes

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009; US$ 18.10

    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...

  • The Atomic Bazaarby William Langewiesche

    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...

  • Churchill's Bombby Graham Farmelo

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11

    Churchill's Bomb reveals a new aspect of the great Prime Minister's life, so far completely neglected by historians: his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. Graham Farmelo, the author of the celebrated and prize-winning biography of Paul Dirac, argues that Churchill was far more... more...