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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Big Redby Douglas C. Waller

    Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99

    Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced: a $1.8 billion marvel crammed with more modern military technology than any other vessel in the world. Deep beneath the ocean it can sail for... more...

  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 50.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. more...

  • Britain's Strategic Nuclear Deterrentby Robert H. Paterson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Having served opposite Warsaw Pact forces in the 1950s and on Embassy duty in the 70s in Europe, the author offers a reasoned assessment of Britain's role in the so-called "nuclear club". He asks whether Britain really needs to be a member. more...

  • Canadian Nuclear Weaponsby John Clearwater

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 23.99

    Brings together until-recently secret information about the nature of the nuclear arsenal in Canada, from 1963 to 1984. more...

  • Clausewitz and Escalationby Stephen J. Cimbala

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Published in 1991, Clausewitz and Escalation is a valuable contribution to the field of Military & Strategic Studies. more...

  • The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bombby Michael Kort

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides... more...

  • Day of Two Sunsby Jane Dibblin

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 11.99

    Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted some 66 nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Day of Two Suns is a shocking and timely study of the story of a displaced people contaminated by nuclear fallout, forcibly resettled as their own islands become uninhabitable, and reduced to lives of poverty, ill-health, and dependence. It is also... more...

  • The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombby Dennis D. Wainstock

    Enigma Books 2011; US$ 19.00

    A clear and concise narrative of all the key elements of President Truman's most controversial decision leading to Japan's surrender. more...

  • Dilemmas of Nuclear Strategyby Roman Kolkowicz

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This volume reflects the research and discussions for the Bellagio Conference, with a spcial emphasis on the distinct perspective introduced by the Europeans on the issues of superpower strategic relations in general and on MAD and SDI in particular. Their views are shaped by concerns on how these broader issues might affect their own national security... more...

  • Elemental Germansby Christoph Laucht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born émigré atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959. more...