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The Doomsday Machine
by Daniel Ellsberg ~ Hardback

Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, the first insider expose of the awful dangers of America's hidden, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that is chillingly still extant At the same time for...

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Command and Control
by Eric Schlosser ~ Paperback
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Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States, with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It...

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Hunting Hitler's Nukes
by Damien Lewis ~ Paperback

'You couldn't make these stories up: yet they're true, and Lewis does the memory of these extraordinary men full justice in a tale that is both heart-stopping and moving' Evening Standard 'Suicidal bravery, untold moral courage and awe-inspiring survival. An utterly compelling read' Bear Grylls ...

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Sleepwalking To Armageddon

With the world's attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of ageing weapons unsecured around the globe...

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Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War
by Kevin Ruane ~ Paperback

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 o...

Pre-order - out 26 Jul 2018
At the Edge of the Abyss

In the last two weeks of October 1962, the world came closer to nuclear warfare than it ever has. For 14 tense days, United States President John F Kennedy and Soviet Premiere Nikita Kruschev stood eyeball to eyeball, each with his hand on the nuclear trigger. In the end, both sides blinked. This vo...

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The Winter Fortress
by Neal Bascomb ~ Hardback

The thrilling story of how SOE-trained commandos destroyed the Nazis' nuclear-weapons programme in one of the most daring - and successful - raids of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to build an atomic bomb. They have the physicists, but they don't have enough 'heavy water' - essent...

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Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction
by Joseph M Siracusa ~ Paperback

Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the atomic bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defence, Les Aspin, aptly put it: 'The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is...

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by Peter Watson ~ Hardback

Between December 1943 and August 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill ignited the Cold War, a superpower rivalry that would dominate the world over half a century, by building an atomic bomb and excluding their Russian allies. Peter Watson tells the pulse-pounding story of how two a...

Pre-order - out 20 Sep 2018
The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki
by Sue DiCicco ~ Paperback

Sadako Sasaki, a young girl of twelve, develops leukemia caused by exposure to the atom bomb dropped on her city of Hiroshima, Japan at the end of WWII. While in the hospital, Sadako learns to fold origami cranes and believes that folding the cranes might lead to the granting of a wish. A loving and...

Pre-order - out 21 Sep 2018
Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Eric A. Croddy ~ Hardback

Whether one is interested in learning about anthrax, sarin, the neutron bomb-or any other weapon of mass destruction-this thorough and detailed reference is the place to find answers. * Provides a comprehensive A-to-Z listing and discussion of significant weapons of mass destruction in their histo...

Pre-order - out 31 Oct 2018
The Most Controversial Decision
by Wilson D. Miscamble ~ Paperback

This book explores the American use of atomic bombs and the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II. It focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decision-making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions. The book relies on notable archival research a...

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Nuclear New Mexico
by M.Jimmie Killingsworth ~ Paperback

The mountains, valleys, forests, and sands of 1940s New Mexico served as a picturesque backdrop to the dawn of the Atomic Age, the land's natural beauty coexisting with secretive, nuclear development. Today, nuclear tourists and nature tourists travel a shared path through the state as the history o...

Pre-order - out 30 Oct 2018
Birthplace of the Atomic Bomb
by William S. Loring ~ Paperback

If you think you know the full story of Trinity Site, birthplace of the atomic bomb, you don't. Robert Oppenheimer didn't built the bomb, it was hand made by engineers, chemists and young physicists in their twenties and many not yet having earned a degree. The first atomic bomb was originally plann...

Pre-order - out 30 Aug 2018
War's End
by Charles W Sweeney ~ Paperback

On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first combat mission, one devised specifically to bring a long and terrible war to a necessary con...

Pre-order - out 20 Sep 2018
8-Bit Apocalypse
by Alex Rubens ~ Hardback

Before Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Super Mario Bros., the video game industry exploded in the late 1970s with the advent of the video arcade. Leading the charge was Atari Inc., the creator of, among others, the iconic game Missile Command. The first game to double as a commentary on culture...

Pre-order - out 1 Nov 2018
China and International Nuclear Weapons Proliferation
by Henrik Stalhane Hiim ~ Hardback

This book explores China's approach to the nuclear programs in Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea. A major power with access to nuclear technology, China has a significant impact on international nuclear weapons proliferation, but its attitude towards the spread of the bomb has been inconsistent. Chi...

Pre-order - out 30 Jul 2018
On Thermonuclear War
by Herman Kahn ~ Paperback

On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today. It is iconoclastic, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and finally it is calm and compellingly reasonable. The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Weste...

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by Susan Southard ~ Paperback

Author BiographySusan Southard holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and was a nonfiction fellow at the Norman Mailer Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Southard's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, and Lapham's Quarterly...

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Mullahs Without Mercy
by Geoffrey Robertson ~ Paperback

Geoffrey Robertson QC explains how to avoid war in the Middle East and a catastrophic nuclear disaster. - What is worse- Iran getting the bomb or America bombing Iran? - Will our children ever live in a world without nuclear weapons? - Can states that mass-murder their own people be trusted with a w...

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Burning the Sky
by Mark Wolverton ~ Hardback

When the Soviet Union demonstrated it possessed an operational intercontinental ballistic missile with the launch of Sputnik the world watched anxiously as the US engaged in a game of nuclear one-upmanship with the USSR. In the midst of rising tensions, Nicholas Christofilos, an eccentric physicist,...

Pre-order - out 13 Dec 2018
by Andrew J. Rotter ~ Paperback

The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. However, the controversy over the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb has tended to obscure a number of fundamental and sobering truths ...

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The Bomb and America's Missile Age
by Christopher Gainor ~ Hardback

The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), designed to quickly deliver thermonuclear weapons to distant targets, was the central weapons system of the Cold War. ICBMs also carried the first astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit. More than a generation later, we are still living with the political...

Pre-order - out 14 Oct 2018
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes ~ Paperback

Author BiographyRichard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the ...

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Desiring the Bomb
by Calum Lister Matheson ~ Hardback

A timely interdisciplinary study that applies psychoanalysis and the rhetorical tradition of the sublime to examine the cultural aftermath of the Atomic Age. Every culture throughout history has obsessed over various "end of the world" scenarios. The dawn of the Atomic Age marked a new twist in thi...

Pre-order - out 30 Nov 2018
by Jim Baggott ~ Paperback

An account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. This book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's FarmHall transcripts, coded Soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the Soviet arch...

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The Complete Story of Sadako Sasaki
by Sue DiCicco ~ Hardback

Pre-order - out 21 Sep 2018
Eisenhower's Nuclear Calculus in Europe
by Gates Brown ~ Paperback

President Eisenhower's reliance on atomic weapons created as many problems as he hoped to solve with his defense policy. He hoped to provide a sustainable defense strategy that allowed the United States to maintain its security requirements without creating an excessive economic burden. This defense...

Pre-order - out 30 Dec 2018
by Peter Watson ~ Paperback

Between December 1943 and August 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill ignited the Cold War, a superpower rivalry that would dominate the world over half a century, by building an atomic bomb and excluding their Russian allies. Peter Watson tells the pulse-pounding story of how two a...

Pre-order - out 20 Sep 2018
Clouds of Deceit: The Deadly Legacy of Britain's Bomb Tests
by Joan Smith ~ Paperback

The full story of Britain's nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s has only recently begun to emerge. Here, for the first time, through interviews and eye-witness accounts from men who watched the mushroom clouds drift over Australia and the Pacific Ocean, the tests are vividly recreated. Using official...

Pre-order - out 1 Jan 2030
Indias Strategic Potential & Evolving Nuclear Force

As a region with abundant resources and rapidly growing transit potential surrounded by nuclear-armed powers, Central Asia is increasingly drawing the attention of global players. Russia is actively seeking to rebuild its economic influence via the newly created Eurasian Economic Union. China is exp...

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No Reason To Talk About It
by David S. Greenwald ~ Hardback

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October Fury
by Peter A. Huchthausen ~ Hardback

This is an account of the encounter between the American naval vessels and Soviet submarines in the waters off Cuba during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. The author, Peter Huchthausen, was actually at the scene and has direct access to the Russian side of the story.Author Bi...

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The Social Impact of Bomb Destruction
by Fred Charles Ikle ~ Paperback

Since we live in the shadow of nuclear warfare, we must face its probable consequences and be prepared to cope with potentially gruesome and large-scale destruction, says author Fred Charles Ikle. Much has been written about the physical and biological effects of nuclear warfare, but the effect of b...

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Operation Crossroads - Lest We Forget!
by William L. McGee ~ Paperback

Atomic Vet Recalls the Bikini Bomb Tests 70 Years Ago In July 1946, millions of people around the world waited anxiously by their radios for broadcasts of the results of the first postwar atomic bomb tests code-named Operation CROSSROADS. In the words of Vice Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, USN, Commande...

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Nuclear and Missile Race in South Asia
by Vinay Kumar Malhotra ~ Paperback

At international level the cold war among superpowers ended in the early nineties of the twentieth-century. However, regional cold war between India and Pakistan continued throughout the nineties. In the wake of Pakistan's test firing of the Ghauri-I missile in April 1998, and with both India and Pa...

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State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

This is the first book-length study of why states sometimes ignore, oppose, or undermine elements of the nuclear nonproliferation regime-even as they formally support it. Anchored by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the nuclear nonproliferation regime is the constellation of a...

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Nuclear Weapons in the Information Age
by Stephen J Cimbala ~ Paperback

This is a study of how the information age in modern warfare coexists with the persistent appeal of nuclear weapons and its impact on crisis management. In today's information age, the coexistence of nuclear weapons with advanced conventional weapons and information-based concepts of warfare is a mi...

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by Grant F Smith ~ Paperback

Based on an exhaustive review of formerly classified government documents-as well as previously unexplored corporate filings, office diaries and unguarded interviews-Grant F. Smith has written a riveting story of the 1960s diversion of US weapons-grade nuclear material from an Israeli front company ...

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Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East
by Richard L. Russell ~ Paperback

This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East. It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile warfar...

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