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

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Churchill's Bombby Graham Farmelo

    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...

  • 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...

  • Counsels of Warby Gregg Herken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    Since the first atomic bomb was exploded in 1945, a close community of civilian experts, including scientists, academics, and think-tank intellectuals, has advised the American government on the prospects of nuclear war. Based on interviews with these experts, as well as hundreds of pages of recently declassified documents, Counsels of War is the... more...

  • Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weaponsby Ted Leventhal

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.95

    In the wake of California?s energy crisis, policymakers? rush to satisfy growing demand requirements may run the risk of naively ignoring the larger issues and dangers associated with increased reliance on nuclear power. A connection between national nuclear power programs and nuclear proliferation can be found in the strategic initiatives of North... more...

  • Nuclear Dawnby James P Delgado

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 15.95

    The obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 brought the world to a stand still. This unimaginable shock confirmed to the world that the race to develop a working atomic weapon during World War II had been won by the American-led international effort. Horrific and controversial even today, these first uses of the atomic bomb had intense... more...