Dark Sun

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143912647X
Size: 74.36 MB
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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.

The Twilight Of The Bombs

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593738
Size: 58.73 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.

Arsenals Of Folly

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307267865
Size: 12.65 MB
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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.

Bombing The Marshall Islands

Author: Keith M. Parsons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107047323
Size: 80.86 MB
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A narrative history of the nuclear tests conducted by the United States in the Marshall Islands from 1946 to 1958.

North River Depot

Author: John Garbinski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411650697
Size: 50.78 MB
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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.

American Arsenal

Author: Patrick Coffey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199959749
Size: 27.42 MB
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American Arsenal examines the United States' transformation from isolationist state to military superpower by means of sixteen vignettes, each focusing upon an inventor and his contribution to the cause.

The Manhattan Project

Author: Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 1579128084
Size: 15.29 MB
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A collection of writings--including essays, articles, and excerpts from biographies, plays, novels, letters, and oral histories--explores the history of the Manhattan Project and analyzes its legacy.

Andrei Sakharov

Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières
ISBN: 9782863320969
Size: 38.19 MB
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Reminiscences of colleagues.

Remembering The Manhattan Project

Author: Cynthia C. Kelly
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812567100
Size: 54.15 MB
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During World War II, nations raced to construct the worldOCOs first nuclear weapon that would determine the future of the world. The Manhattan Project, one of the most significant achievements of the 20th century, was the culmination of AmericaOCOs war effort. Today, although the issue of nuclear weapons frequently dominates world politics, few are aware of the history behind its development. Part I of this book, comprised of papers from the Atomic Heritage FoundationOCOs Symposium on the Manhattan Project, recounts the history of this remarkable effort and reflects upon its legacy. Most of the original structures of the Manhattan Project have been inaccessible to the public and in recent years, have been stripped of their equipment and slated for demolition. Part II proposes a strategy for preserving these historical artifacts for the public and future generations."

Holy Secrets

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Size: 80.52 MB
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