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Nuclear Warfare

  • Global Discontentsby Noam Chomsky; David Barsamian

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    'If I were a voter in Britain, I would vote for [Jeremy Corbyn]' - Noam Chomsky, 2017 Global Discontents is an essential guide to geopolitics and how to fight back, from the world's leading public intellectual What kind of world are we leaving to our grandchildren? How are the discontents kindled today likely to blaze and explode tomorrow?... more...

  • Safe: How to stay safe in a dangerous worldby Chris Ryan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    In today's increasingly hostile climate people are anxious about how to keep themselves safe. Chris Ryan served in the SAS for seven years and in several war zones throughout the world. During this time he was the Regiment's top striker and in 1991 during the infamous Bravo Two Zero mission behind Iraqi lines he was the only member of the team to... more...

  • The Double Gameby James Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Drawing on declassified records of presidential conversations, this book shows how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon engaged in a double game, hiding their true beliefs behind a fa?ade of strategic language while secretly grappling with the complex realities of the nuclear age. more...

  • Armageddon and Paranoiaby Rodric Braithwaite

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 22.65

    In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military... more...

  • Optimism Over Despairby Noam Chomsky; C J Polychroniou

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.45

    An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world... more...

  • The Cold Warby Bridget Kendall

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 36.65

    The Cold War is one of the furthest-reaching and longest-lasting conflicts in modern history. It spanned the globe - from Greece to China, Hungary to Cuba - and lasted for almost half a century. It has shaped political relations to this day, drawing new physical and ideological boundaries between East and West. In this meticulously researched account,... more...

  • The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weaponsby David Krieger

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In the more than sixty years since the advent of nuclear weapons, there has been little meaningful progress toward nuclear disarmament. Some countries have nuclear weapons, while other states are forbidden to acquire them, a status quo that lacks rational basis and cannot be sustained. In this remarkable collection, scholars and policy analysts argue... more...

  • Disarming the Nuclear Argumentby Timmon Milne Wallis

    Luath Press Ltd 2017; US$ 9.99

    Nuclear weapons are too important to be left to politicians and generals. They need to be discussed in the pub, at the school gates and over the kitchen sink so that people are aware of the issues involved and have had the opportunity to think them through. TIMMON MILNE WALLIS How much do nuclear weapons actually cost? How safe are nuclear weapons,... more...

  • The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrentby Matthew Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Volume II of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from 1964 to 1970. Written with full access to the UK documentary record, Volume II examines the controversies that developed over nuclear policy following the arrival in... more...

  • H-Bombs and Hula Girlsby Michael Johnston

    Unicorn Publishing Group 2017; US$ 14.99

    Published to coincide with the 60th anniversay of Britain’s first successful thermonuclear bomb testing in the Pacific, H-Bombs and Hula Girls tells the tale of ten young men brought together through National Service in the Royal Navy and taking part in Britain’s top secret tests near Christmas Island. They experience at extremely close quarters what... more...