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Nuclear Warfare

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  • US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967by Sean N. Kalic

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to  US  Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...

  • Nuclear Superiorityby David S. McDonough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    In 2002 the Bush administration completed a Nuclear Posture Review that introduced a ?new triad? based on offensive-strike systems, defences and a revitalized defence infrastructure. The new triad is designed for a new strategic threat environment, characterized not by a long-standing nuclear rivalry with another superpower, but by unstable relationships... 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...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    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$ 89.99

    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...

  • Nuclear Tsunamiby Richard Krooth; Morris Edelson; Hiroshi Fukurai

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book shows how the bankruptcy of the central state of Japan has led to increased burdens on the population in the post-nuclear tsunami era, and the ensuing dangerous ionization of the population now reaching into the future. more...

  • When Angels Weptby Eric Swedin

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 27.50

    In 1961 at the Bay of Pigs, CIA-trained and -organized Cuban exiles aiming to overthrow Fidel Castro were soundly defeated. Most were taken prisoner by Cuban armed forces. Fearing another U.S. invasion of its new ally, the Soviet Union sneaked into Cuba strategic missiles tipped with nuclear warheads and Soviet troops armed with tactical nuclear weapons.... more...

  • Gods of Metalby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    '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...

  • Napoleon's Guard Infantry (2)by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811. From the beginning the newer guard regiments... more...