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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95
With sweeping changes in the Soviet Union and East Europe having shaken core assumptions of U.S. defense policy, it is time to reassess basic questions of American nuclear strategy and force requirements. In a comprehensive analysis of these issues, Charles Glaser argues that even before the recent easing of tension with the Soviet Union, the United... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00
This book of selections from the distinguished journal International Security speaks to the most important question of our age: the deterrence of nuclear war. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
This volume assumes the worst: a defensive, aggressive Iran already possesses a nuclear arsenal. How should the United States handle this threat, and can it deter the use of such weapons? Through three scenario models, this study explores the political, strategic, and operational challenges facing the United States in a post–Cold War world. The authors... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities. When... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Offering a new interpretation of early Cold War history, this book demonstrates how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war, showing a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions. more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99
Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology stayed under the control of Great Britain, whose scientists spearheaded the Allies? nuclear arms program at the outset of World War II. As... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 19.99
The New Yorker ?Excellent... hair-raising ... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.? (Louis Menand) Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America?s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2013; US$ 13.95
?There are two problems for our species? survival?nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, ? says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II. While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in response... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 26.00
In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café , a blackly sardonic people?s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny , presents a devastating account of history?s most irresponsible uses... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00
By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy , this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 ? published to coincide with the climb's 50th anniversary ? combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations... more...