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Nuclear Warfare

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  • 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...

  • The Fall of Japanby William Craig

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Told from both Japanese and American perspectives, this thrilling account of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as ?virtually faultless? By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese... 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...

  • The Midlife Crisis of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treatyby Peter Pella

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 15.95

    The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) has been the principal legal barrier to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons for the past forty-five years. It promotes the peaceful uses of nuclear technology and insures, through the application of safeguards inspections conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that those technologies... more...

  • Domination and Resistanceby Martha Smith-Norris

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 62.00

    Domination and Resistance illuminates the twin themes of superpower domination and indigenous resistance in the central Pacific during the Cold War, with a compelling historical examination of the relationship between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. For decision makers in Washington, the Marshall Islands represented a... more...

  • Iraqby Jeremy Greenstock

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    Tony Blair's decision to back George W. Bush in his attack on Iraq will go down as a defining moment for Blair, and for Britain. As Ambassador to the UN, Sir Jeremy Greenstock was centre stage in the dramatic months leading up to the Iraq war. After the war he was Special Envoy for Iraq, the UK?s highest authority on the ground, and he worked side... more...