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Nuclear Warfare

  • Chernobyl Prayerby Svetlana Alexievich; Anna Gunin; Arch Tait

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Music in the 20th Century (4 Vol Set)by Dave DiMartino

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    This is an examination of the crucial formative period of Chinese attitudes toward nuclear weapons, the immediate post-Hiroshima/Nagasaki period and the Korean War. It also provides an account of US actions and attitudes during this period and China's response. 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...

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bombby Albert I Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb ?takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons ? and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the... more...

  • Atomic Energy Policy in France Under the Fourth Republicby Lawrence Scheinman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 36.95

    Part I discusses the creation of the Commissariat a I?Energie Atomique and outlines its structure and function. Part II focuses on the development of military atomic policy. Originally published in 1965. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • My Journey at the Nuclear Brinkby William Perry

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose. In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand... more...

  • Saudi Arabia and Iranby Simon Mabon

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution, relations between states in the Middle East were reconfigured and reassessed overnight. Amongst the most-affected was the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The existence of a new regime in Tehran led to increasingly vitriolic confrontations between these two states, often manifesting themselves... more...

  • Sat?, America and the Cold Warby Fintan Hoey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Drawing on recently declassified American and Japanese documents, this book re-examines U.S.-Japanese relations at a critical juncture in the Cold War in Asia. Prime Minister Sat? closely aligned Japan with the U.S. and was able to secure the return of lost territory. In return, Nixon forced him into a secret agreement on 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...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...