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Nuclear Warfare

  • Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisersby Edward Hampshire; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers... more...

  • Three Days in Januaryby Bret Baier; Catherine Whitney

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. Kennedy, takes power ? a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold War Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of... 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...

  • Atomic Age Americaby Martin V. Melosi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 71.95

    Atomic Age America looks at the broad influence of atomic energy¿focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear power¿on the lives of Americans within a world context. The text examines the social, political, diplomatic, environmental, and technical impacts of atomic energy on the 20th and 21st centuries, with a look back to the origins of atomic... more...

  • The US-Iran Relationshipby Penelope Kinch

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 32.00

    Since the Revolution of 1978/79, which eventually brought to power Ayatollah Khomeini and his circle of conservative, though politically active, clerics, the relationship between Iran and the USA has represented one of the world?s most complex and hostile international entanglements. In this book, Penelope Kinch analyses the extent to which political... more...

  • Economies of Eastern Europe in a Time of Changeby Adam Zwass

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 175.00

    The development and use of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki number among the formative national experiences for both Japanese and Americans as well as for 20th-century Japan-US relations. This volume explores the way in which the bomb has shaped the self-image of both peoples. more...

  • Chinese Nuclear Proliferationby Susan Turner Haynes

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 29.50

    While the world?s attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it ?the forgotten nuclear power,? as described in  Foreign Affairs . Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China?s buildup and its diversification... more...

  • Diplomacy and Reform in Iranby Edward Wastnidge

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    Nuclear power has for the most part dominated Western media and academic analyses concerning Iranian foreign policy in recent years. This focus, however, can be misleading, especially as regards the early presidency of Mohammad Khatami (1997?2005). In a riposte to Samuel Huntington?s ?Clash of Civilisations? theory, Khatami proposed that there ought... more...

  • The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimerby Lindsey Michael Banco

    University of Iowa Press 2016; US$ 22.50

    He called the first atomic bomb ?technically sweet,? yet as he watched its brilliant light explode over the New Mexico desert in 1945 in advance of the black horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he also thought of the line from the Hindu epic The Bhagavad Gita : ?I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.? Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientific... more...

  • Chernobyl Prayerby Svetlana Alexievich; Anna Gunin; Arch Tait

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush... more...