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The nuclear express : a political history of the bomb and its proliferation

Author: Thomas C Reed; Danny B Stillman
Publisher: Minneapolis : Zenith Press, 2009.
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Discusses the history of nuclear weapons and their proliferation since the discover of fission in 1938, covering the covert spread of technology around the world and post-Cold War geopolitical issues regarding the programs of countries such as Pakistan, China, and North Korea.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reed, Thomas C.
Nuclear express.
Minneapolis : Zenith Press, 2009
(OCoLC)623041215
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Reed; Danny B Stillman
ISBN: 9780760335024 0760335028 9780760339046 076033904X
OCLC Number: 209632366
Description: viii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Big news: fission releases neutrons! --
Los Alamos: a first, but not the last --
The raids on Japan --
The U.S.S.R. and the United Kingdom: unintended partners --
First attempts at controls --
France and Israel: the apprentices --
China breaks the European cartel --
Nuclear maturity comes to the little three --
Struggling with the barn door --
Changes of state in the Mideast and South Asia --
South Africa --
The Soviet Union --
The once-nuclear Soviet republics --
China's decade of nuclear transparency --
The Fakirs: India, Pakistan, and North Korea --
Fingerprints --
Star and crescent rising --
George's-Antoine Kurtz is alive and well --
Why?
Responsibility: Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman.
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Discusses the history of nuclear weapons and their proliferation since the discover of fission in 1938, covering the covert spread of technology around the world and post-Cold War geopolitical issues regarding the programs of countries such as Pakistan, China, and North Korea.

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