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Nuclear Warfare

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  • The Bombby Howard Zinn

    City Lights Publishers 2010; US$ 8.95

    Howard Zinn's personal, historical, and political views on the significance of the US bombings of Royan and Hiroshima. more...

  • Bomb Scareby Joseph Cirincione

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    Beginning with the atomic discoveries of the 1930s, Joseph Cirincione unravels the science, strategy, and politics that have fueled the development of nuclear stockpiles and increased the chance of a nuclear terrorist attack. He also explains why many nations choose not to pursue nuclear weapons, pulling from this a solution to the world's proliferation... 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...

  • British Nuclear Weapons and the Test Ban 1954?1973by Dr John R Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95

    In 1962 Dean Acheson famously described Britain as having lost an Empire but not yet found a role. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the realms of nuclear weapons. An increasingly marginal world power, successive post-war British governments felt that an independent nuclear deterrent was essential if the country was to remain at the top... more...

  • Cooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense, and the Nuclear Futureby Michael Krepon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    In this book, Michael Krepon analyzes nuclear issues such as missile defenses, space warfare, and treaties, and argues that the United States is on a dangerous course. During the Cold War, Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, facilitated strategic arms control. Now that the Cold War has been replaced by asymmetric warfare, treaties based on nuclear... more...

  • The Cuban Missile Crisisby Alice George

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    ? For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. Launched by rash judgment and concluded through circumspect leadership, the Cuban Missile Crisis acted as a catalyst for change during... more...

  • Dark Sunby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.00

    Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union,... more...

  • The Day We Lost the H-Bombby Barbara Moran

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    In The Day We Lost the H-Bomb , science writer Barbara Moran marshals a wealth of new information and recently declassified material to give the definitive account of the Cold War?s biggest nuclear weapons disaster. On January 17, 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber exploded over the sleepy Spanish farming village of Palomares during a routine airborne... more...

  • Deterrenceby Adam B. Lowther

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This volume moves beyond Cold War deterrence theory to show the many ways in which deterrence is applicable to contemporary security: in space, in cyberspace, and against non-state actors. It also examines the role of nuclear deterrence in the twenty-first century and reaches surprising conclusions. more...

  • A Dimly Burning Wickby Sadako Okuda; Pamela B. Vergun; Mia Nolting

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 31.95

    As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a “democracy”... more...