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Life and times of the atomic bomb, nuclear weapons and the transformation of warfare, Albert I. Berger

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Life and times of the atomic bomb, nuclear weapons and the transformation of warfare, Albert I. Berger
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Life and times of the atomic bomb
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
948655015
Responsibility statement
Albert I. Berger
Sub title
nuclear weapons and the transformation of warfare
Summary
Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the history of nuclear weapons is crucial to modern efforts to manage them. This book examines topics including nuclear strategy debates, weapon system procurement decisions, and arms control conferences through the people and leaders who experienced them
Table Of Contents
Part I. Chain reactions -- The science and the scientists 1895-1933 -- The first nuclear arms race 1933-1942 -- Part II. Rapid assembly -- "One grand final exam day ..." 1943-1945 -- "I am become death" -- Part III. Two scorpions in a bottle -- "Wasting assets" 1945-1950 -- The cross of iron 1950-1962 -- Part IV. "We all breathe the same air" -- "Solution unsatisfactory" -- ANADYR -- Part V. The weapon of the weak -- The politics of parity -- Sweet dreams and suicide machines
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