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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Analyzing Strategic Nuclear Policyby Charles L. Glaser

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    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...

  • Manufactured Crisisby Gareth Porter

    Just World Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In Manufactured Crisis, investigative reporter Gareth Porter shows how Israel and the George W. Bush administration successfully waged their campaign claiming that Iran was trying covertly to acquire a nuclear weapon. Porter shows in detail that most of the so-called evidence for such a weapons program was of dubious origin, including the documents... more...

  • Awaiting Armageddonby Alice L. George

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    For thirteen days in October 1962, America stood at the brink of nuclear war. Nikita Khrushchev's decision to place nuclear missiles in Cuba and John F. Kennedy's defiant response introduced the possibility of unprecedented cataclysm. The immediate threat of destruction entered America's classrooms and its living rooms. Awaiting Armageddon provides... more...

  • Prompt and Utter Destructionby J. Samuel Walker

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic politics. In this new edition,... more...

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bombby Albert I Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb ?takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons ? and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the... more...

  • Nuclear Dawnby James P. Delgado

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Prompt and Utter Destructionby J. Samuel Walker

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the options available for ending the war with Japan. In this new edition, Walker incorporates... more...