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Nuclear Warfare

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 New Nuclear Disorderby Stephen J. Cimbala

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In the twenty-first century, the United States confronts an international system of great complexity and shifting security challenges. This book’s relevance lies in its assessment of certain large-looming cases, including the possible acquisition and deployment of nuclear weapons by Iran and the continuing tensions created by North Korea’s... more...

  • Die Bombe als Optionby Tilmann Hanel

    Klartext Verlag 2015; US$ 22.89

    Welche Akteure forcierten in der Bundesrepublik zur Adenauerzeit den Einstieg in die Atomkraftnutzung? Welche Motive standen hinter ihren Bemühungen? Und inwiefern zeitigen die damaligen Vorgänge auch heute noch Auswirkungen? more...

  • Counsels of Warby Gregg Herken

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    Since the first atomic bomb was exploded in 1945, a close community of civilian experts, including scientists, academics, and think-tank intellectuals, has advised the American government on the prospects of nuclear war. Based on interviews with these experts, as well as hundreds of pages of recently declassified documents, Counsels of War is the... more...