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Nuclear weapons : a very short introduction

Author: Joseph M Siracusa
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Very short introductions, 179.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the 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 decidedly not post-nuclear'. For all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero, it seems that the Bomb is here to stay.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Siracusa, Joseph M.
Nuclear weapons.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007046606
(OCoLC)182552878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Siracusa
ISBN: 0191528013 9780191528019
OCLC Number: 244656457
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: What are nuclear weapons? --
Building the bomb --
'A choice between the quick and the dead' --
Race for the H-bomb --
Nuclear deterrence and arms control --
Star Wars --
Nuclear weapons in the age of terrorism.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 179.
Responsibility: Joseph M. Siracusa.
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In a fluid and uncertain world, wracked by fears of terrorism, the Bomb matters. Indeed it may matter more today than at any time before or during the Cold War. This book reveals why - providing a  Read more...

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