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Nuclear Warfare

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Three Days in Januaryby Bret Baier

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    In this debut history from one of America?s most influential political journalists, Bret Baier casts the three days between Dwight Eisenhower?s prophetic "farewell address" on the evening of January 17, 1961, and his successor John F. Kennedy?s inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the final mission of one of modern America?s greatest leaders.... more...

  • The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimerby Lindsey Michael Banco

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 22.50

    He called the first atomic bomb ?technically sweet,? yet as he watched its brilliant light explode over the New Mexico desert in 1945 in advance of the black horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he also thought of the line from the Hindu epic The Bhagavad Gita : ?I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.? Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific... more...

  • Chinese Nuclear Proliferationby Susan Turner Haynes

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 29.50

    While the world?s attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it ?the forgotten nuclear power,? as described in  Foreign Affairs . Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China?s buildup and its diversification... more...