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  • Five Days in August by Michael D. Gordin
    Five Days in August (English, Hardback) Michael D. Gordin

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Presenting a different interpretation, this book also details how Americans generated a new story about the origins of the bomb after surrender: that the United States knew in advance that the bomb would end the war.

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  • Nuclear North Korea by Victor Cha
    Nuclear North Korea (English, Paperback) Victor Cha, David Kang

    Nuclear North Korea was first published in 2003 amid the outbreak of a lasting crisis over the North Korean nuclear program. With a new chapter on the way forward for the international community in light of continued nuclear tensions, this book is of lasting relevance to understanding the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula.

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  • The Politics of Nuclear Weapons by Andrew Futter
    The Politics of Nuclear Weapons (English, Paperback) Andrew Futter

    Looking at both political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry, this exciting new textbook outlines how thinking about nuclear weapons has developed, considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future, and is accompanied by a companion website which makes it easy for students to find reliable, authoritative further resources.

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  • The Cold War by Bridget Kendall
    The Cold War (English, Paperback) Bridget Kendall

    From pilots making food drops during the Berlin Blockade and Japanese fishermen affected by H-bomb testing to families fleeing the Korean War and children whose parents were victims of McCarthy's Red Scare, The Cold War covers the full geographical and historical reach of the conflict.

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  • Building The H Bomb: A Personal History by Kenneth W. Ford
    Building The H Bomb: A Personal History (English, Paperback) Kenneth W. Ford

    In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb.

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  • Thermonuclear Monarchy by Elaine Scarry
    Thermonuclear Monarchy (English, Hardback) Elaine Scarry

    From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

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  • Operation Big by Colin Brown
    Operation Big (English, Paperback) Colin Brown

    The Cambridgeshire country house at the centre of a secret mission to stop Hitler's A-Bomb

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  • Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology by Matthew Bunn
    Preventing Black Market Trade in Nuclear Technology (English, Hardback) Matthew Bunn

    Every nuclear weapons program for decades has relied on the illicit import of key technologies. This book explains how states procure what they need to build nuclear weapons, what is being done currently to stop them, and how to strengthen global efforts to prevent such trade in the future.

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  • Hacking the Bomb by Andrew Futter
    Hacking the Bomb (English, Paperback) Andrew Futter

    This ground-breaking study cuts through the hype surrounding the cyber phenomenon and provides a framework through which to understand the implications of the emerging cyber-nuclear nexus. Futter makes the case for restraint in the cyber realm when it comes to nuclear weapons and argues against establishing a dangerous norm of "hacking the bomb."

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  • The Cuban Missile Crisis by Jonathan Colman
    The Cuban Missile Crisis (English, Paperback) Jonathan Colman

    October 1962, The Cuban Missile Crisis: the confrontation that brought the world closer to nuclear catastrophe than ever before or since. Drawing on an extensive body of research, including primary sources released only in the last few years, this work places the crisis in a broader international and chronological context than previously possible.

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  • Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky
    Hegemony or Survival (English, Paperback) Noam Chomsky

    Presents an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total domination and the catastrophic consequences that are sure to follow. This title reveals the truth and the true motives behind America's quest for dominance - and seeks also to show how the world may yet step back from the brink.

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  • The Law of Arms Control and the International Non-proliferation Regime by Tom Coppen
    The Law of Arms Control and the International Non-proliferation Regime (English, Hardback) Tom Coppen

    This book analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, development and potential of the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament regime, providing new insights on the role of public international law in a field as politicized as that of nuclear arms control.

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  • Nuclear Disarmament by Bard   Nikolas Vik Steen
    Nuclear Disarmament (English, Paperback) Bard Nikolas Vik Steen

    This volume of essays provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward....

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  • Fallout by Peter Watson
    Fallout (English, Hardback) Peter Watson

    This scintillating narrative of spies and science shows how the atomic bomb was the unnecessary product of mistrust and deceit between America and Britain--resulting in a threat of nuclear war that still haunts us today.

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  • Understanding the Imaginary War by Matthew Grant
    Understanding the Imaginary War (English, Paperback) Matthew Grant

    Presents a comparative overview of the cultural imaginations of nuclear weapons and the anticipation of nuclear destruction. It considers representations of elements of the Cold War in popular culture and thought across Europe, Japan, USSR and the USA, providing a significant addition to Cold War historiography. -- .

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  • The End of Strategic Stability? by Lawrence Rubin
    The End of Strategic Stability? (English, Paperback) Lawrence Rubin

    The End of Strategic Stability unpacks and examines how current and potential nuclear powers in different regions view strategic stability, the use or non-use of nuclear weapons, and the question of whether or not strategic stability is still a prevailing concept.

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  • The Bomb and America's Missile Age by Christopher Gainor
    The Bomb and America's Missile Age (English, Hardback) Christopher Gainor

    Aimed at readers interested in the history of the Cold War and of space exploration, the book makes a major contribution to the history of rocket development and the nuclear age.

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  • Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War by Kevin Ruane
    Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War (English, Paperback) Kevin Ruane

    Covering the development of the atomic bomb during the Second World War, the origins and early course of the Cold War, and the advent of the hydrogen bomb in the early 1950s, Churchill and the Bomb explores a still neglected aspect of Winston Churchill's career ? his relationship with and thinking on nuclear weapons. Kevin Ruane shows how Churchill went from regarding the bomb as a weapon of war...

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  • How to Survive an Atomic Attack by Department of Defense
    How to Survive an Atomic Attack (English, Paperback) Department of Defense

    The official government advice on surviving an atomic attack provides a chilling insight into the realities of the Cold War for the general population.

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