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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Gods of Metalby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'Sitting not far below my feet, there was a thermonuclear warhead about twenty times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, all set and ready to go. The only sound was the sound of the wind.' Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima, Eric Schlosser's powerful, chilling piece of journalism exposes today's deadly nuclear age. Originally... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 109 East Palaceby Jennet Conant

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfareby Benjamin C. Garrett; John Hart

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and dictionary entries. Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries provide a unique selection... more...

  • Atomic Americaby Todd Tucker

    Free Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    On January 3, 1961, nuclear reactor SL-1 exploded in rural Idaho, spreading radioactive contamination over thousands of acres and killing three men: John Byrnes, Richard McKinley, and Richard Legg. The Army blamed "human error" and a sordid love triangle. Though it has been overshadowed by the accident at Three Mile Island, SL-1 is the only fatal nuclear... more...