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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...

  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    A myth-shattering exposé 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 109 East Palaceby Jennet Conant

    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...

  • At the Nuclear Precipiceby David Krieger; Richard Falk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 38.00

    This book examines the intersections between international law and national policies, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament, offering a way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move away from the nuclear precipice and ensure humanity's future.  more...

  • Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destructionby Kerry M. Kartchner; Jeannie L. Johnson; Jeffrey A. Larsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    This book describes strategic culture and its value as a methodological approach to the study of International Relations. In particular, the book uses strategic culture to illuminate a number of case studies on countries that have made decisions regarding the acquisition, proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction. 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...