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A global history of the nuclear arms race : weapons, strategy and politics

Author: Richard Dean Burns; Joseph M Siracusa
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2013.
Series: Praeger security international (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dean Burns; Joseph M Siracusa
ISBN: 9781440800948 1440800944 9781440800955 1440800952
OCLC Number: 813415114
Description: 2 volumes (xiii, 640 pages) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: V. 1. Vying for an A-bomb: World War II contestants --
The emergence of a bipolar nuclear world --
Seeking international control of nuclear weapons --
NSC 68: ramping up the nuclear arms race --
Doctrines and strategies: from A-bomb to H-bomb --
Thermonuclear and ballistic missile revolutions --
Fending off nuclear weapons: bomber and missile defenses, 1945-1980s --
Feeding or controlling the nuclear arms race?: The 1950s --
Toward a flexible response: from "missile gap" to the Berlin crisis --
From crisis to renewed hope: Cuban missiles, the test ban, and China's bomb --
v. 2. Initial independent nuclear forces: Britain, France, and People's Republic of China --
Regional nuclear states: Israel, Iran, India, Pakistan, and North Korea --
Search for strategic stability: superpowers limit nuclear arms --
Reagan, Gorbachev, and nuclear arms: ending the cold war --
Post-cold war: superpowers' nuclear arms: limits and reductions --
Post-cold war: missiles and missile defenses : the global impact --
The nuclear nonproliferation regime --
Reflections.
Series Title: Praeger security international (Series)
Responsibility: Richard Dean Burns and Joseph M. Siracusa.

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