Dark Sun

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143912647X
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Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and why the United States decided to create the bomb that would dominate world politics for more than forty years.

Bombing The Marshall Islands

Author: Keith M. Parsons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107047323
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A narrative history of the nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958.

The Twilight Of The Bombs

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593738
Size: 70.62 MB
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The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post–Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes clear how the five original nuclear powers—Russia, Great Britain, France, China, and especially the United States—have struggled with new realities. He shows us how the stage was set for a second tragic war when Iraq secretly destroyed its nuclear infrastructure and reveals the real reasons George W. Bush chose to fight a second war in Iraq. We see how the efforts of U.S. weapons labs laid the groundwork for nuclear consolidation in the former Soviet Union, how and why South Africa secretly built and then destroyed a small nuclear arsenal, and how Jimmy Carter’s private diplomacy prevented another Korean War. We also see how the present day represents a nuclear turning point and what hope exists for our future. Rhodes assesses the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism and offers advice on how our complicated relationships with North Korea and South Asia should evolve. Finally, he imagines what a post-nuclear world might look like, suggesting what might make it possible. Powerful and persuasive, The Twilight of the Bombs is an essential work of contemporary history.

North River Depot

Author: John Garbinski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411650697
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The dawn of the Nuclear Age. The birth of the Cold War. These events are hauntingly portrayed in North River Depot. An historical novel about the United States First ""Operational"" Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Storage Site. This novel tells the story of the ""Silent Peacekeepers."" Men sworn to secrecy, during the most dangerous period in the History of the United States. North River Depot is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War.This book was originally published in 2005. In 2007 a second edition was published with minor changes. This third and final edition (2011) has been completely revised with the addition of several new photographs.

Arsenals Of Folly

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307267865
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the incredible events that followed. In this thrilling, authoritative narrative, Richard Rhodes draws on personal interviews with both Soviet and U.S. participants and a wealth of new documentation to unravel the compelling, shocking story behind this monumental time in human history—its beginnings, its nearly chilling consequences, and its effects on global politics today.

Andrei Sakharov

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Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières
ISBN: 9782863320969
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Reminiscences of colleagues.

Strategic Review

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...dedicated to the advancement and understanding of those principles and practices, military and political, which serve the vital security interests of the United States.

The First War Of Physics The Secret History Of The Atom Bomb 1939 1949

Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987697
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An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First War of Physics is the first fully realized popular account of the race to build humankind's most destructive weapon. The book draws on declassified material, such as MI6's Farm Hall transcripts, coded soviet messages cracked by American cryptographers in the Venona project, and interpretations by Russian scholars of documents from the soviet archives. Jim Baggott weaves these threads into a dramatic narrative that spans ten historic years, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1939 to the aftermath of 'Joe-1,’ August 1949's first Soviet atomic bomb test. Why did physicists persist in developing the atomic bomb, despite the devastation that it could bring? Why, despite having a clear head start, did Hitler's physicists fail? Could the soviets have developed the bomb without spies like Klaus Fuchs or Donald Maclean? Did the allies really plot to assassinate a key member of the German bomb program? Did the physicists knowingly inspire the arms race? The First War of Physics is a grand and frightening story of scientific ambition, intrigue, and genius: a tale barely believable as fiction, which just happens to be historical fact.