The twilight of the bombs : recent challenges, new dangers, and the prospects for a world without nuclear weapons (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The twilight of the bombs : recent challenges, new dangers, and the prospects for a world without nuclear weapons

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This culminating volume in Richard Rhodes's monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons offers the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post-Cold War age from the second war in Iraq to the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism, from the changing roles of the five original nuclear powers to our complicated relationships with North Korea and South Asia. Finally, Rhodes imagines what a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 9780307267542 0307267547
OCLC Number: 489003134
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Following the Calutron Trail --
"President Bush's Frankenstein" --
Cutting Saddam's sinews --
True courage --
Following the Calutron Trail --
pt. 2. Breakdown and reformation --
The little suitcase --
Many little monsters --
Waiting forty years --
pt. 3. Coming in from the Cold --
Preventive defense --
Leaving the Laager --
A million and a trillion --
Great leaders --
The cornerstone of peace and stability --
The dog ate my homework --
pt. 4. An intolerable threat to all humanity --
Regime change --
The hard stare into the abyss --
The twilight of the bombs.
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

Abstract:

This culminating volume in Richard Rhodes's monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons offers the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post-Cold War age from the second war in Iraq to the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism, from the changing roles of the five original nuclear powers to our complicated relationships with North Korea and South Asia. Finally, Rhodes imagines what a post-nuclear world might look like, suggesting what might make it possible.

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