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  • 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...

  • 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$ 3.18

    '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...

  • The Manhattan Projectby Al Cimino

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2015; US$ 1.99

    The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has tested international relations. This book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the... more...

  • The Nuclear Crisisby Christoph Becker-Schaum; Philipp Gassert; Martin Klimke; Wilfried Mausbach

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    In 1983, more than one million Germans joined together to protest NATO's deployment of nuclear missiles in Europe. International media overflowed with images of marches, rallies, and human chains as protesters blockaded depots and agitated for disarmament. Though they failed to halt the deployment, the episode was a decisive one for German society,... more...

  • Jimmy Carter in Africaby Nancy Mitchell

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    In the mid-1970s, the Cold War had frozen into a nuclear stalemate in Europe and retreated from the headlines in Asia. As Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter fought for the presidency in late 1976, the superpower struggle overseas seemed to take a backseat to more contentious domestic issues of race relations and rising unemployment. There was one continent,... more...

  • Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshimaby Richard J. B. Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The British Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1952-2002by Dr Frank Barnaby; Frank Barnaby; Dr Douglas Holdstock; Douglas Holdstock

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    The first British nuclear weapon test took place in Australia in October 1952. British nuclear weapons have been a source of controversy ever since. In this book, scientists, doctors, researchers and others assess the military value, political impact, health effects and legality of the programme. more...