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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...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project?s remarkable achievements. And yet, it was Leslie... more...

  • The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Directionby Keith B. Payne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite and structured British policy accordingly. This plan was a failure, chiefly because Hitler was not a statesman who would ultimately conform to familiar norms. Chamberlain's policy was doomed because he had greatly misjudged... more...

  • A History of U.S. Nuclear Testing and Its Influence on Nuclear Thought, 1945?1963by David M. Blades; Joseph M. Siracusa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    As states continue to pursue nuclear weaponry, nuclear testing remains an important political issue in the twenty-first century. This survey examines how and why the U.S. conducted nuclear tests from 1945 through 1963 and the resulting influence on key questions from normalization and de-normalization up to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963. ... more...

  • Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Optionby Aiden Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    Despite its portrayal as a bold departure, the Bush Doctrine was not the "new" or "revolutionary" policy instrument that many at the time portended. This work seeks to argue that while it was clear that the Bush Doctrine certainly qualified as a preventive war policy, it is apparent that the adoption of this strategy did not mark a total break with... 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...

  • Nuclear Weapons and Cooperative Security in the 21st Centuryby Stephen J. Cimbala

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book looks at the prospects for international cooperation over nuclear weapons proliferation in the 21st century. Nuclear weapons served as stabilizing forces during the Cold War, or the First Nuclear Age, on account of their capability for destruction, the fear that this created among politicians and publics, and the domination of the nuclear... more...

  • Globalization and WMD Proliferationby James A. Russell; James J. Wirtz

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume explores the relationship between the accelerating process of globalization and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which is increasingly seen as the pre-eminent threat to international security. The proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction has traditionally been seen as a function of the 'security dilemma'... more...

  • Making of the Atomic Bombby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of... more...

  • Making of the Atomic Bombby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the seminal and complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of... more...