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- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 59.99
Written by a distinguished policy practitioner in the field of nuclear weapons this book reflects an exceptional depth of experience in shaping both national and NATO policy. It discusses the significance of the revolution brought about by nuclear weapons, and then considers the problems, costs, and risks which they entail. - ;The book reflects the... more...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 11.99
The new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly declared that a primary foreign policy objective is to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. Israel is a "one-bomb state," such that one atomic weapon, even a relatively low-yield bomb of the type the United States dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes?s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post?Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 32.00
Historically fascinating and scientifically rigorous, Plutonium tells the story of a rare and exotic element put to deadly use in atomic bombs, from its discovery to the present day. From the discovery of uranium in 1789 to the Manhattan Project, from Nazi efforts to build a nuclear bomb to the cold war between the USA and USSR, Bernstein tells the... more...
- Melville House 2010; US$ 23.95
A new narrative of the famed case that finally solves its remaining mysteries, by the author of the bestselling Invitation to an Inquest Walter and Miriam Schneir?s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest was among the first critical accounts of the controversial case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously executed in 1953 for passing atom... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95
Focusing on a key twenty year period, this study explores Britain's role in efforts to bring about a nuclear test ban treaty between 1954 and 1973. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it examines the nature of defence planning, Anglo-American relationships, the efficacy of British diplomacy and UK contributions to arms control and disarmament.... more...
- Random House 2008; US$ 14.38
October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse. As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 17.99
Thrilling submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy's "silent service" Stalking the Red Bear , for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War--the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions--taking readers closer... more...