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  1. African Americans Against the Bomb
    Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  2. Britain and the Bomb
    The book explores how economic, political, and strategic considerations shaped British nuclear diplomacy during Prime Minister Harold Wilson's first two terms of office (1964-1970).... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2014
    Hardback | £54.00
  3. The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory
    This book completely transforms our understanding of the actual roles that each of the principal EXCOMM members played in the decision making process that led to a peaceful resolution of the Cuban missile crisis.... Learn More
    Published: 5th September 2012
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  4. Science and Conscience
    James Franck (1882–1964) was one of the twentieth century's most respected scientists, known both for his contributions to physics and for his moral courage. During the 1920s, Franck was a prominent figure in the German physics... Learn More
    Published: 10th August 2011
    Hardback | £60.00
  5. Confronting the Bomb
    Confronting the Bomb tells the dramatic, inspiring story of how citizen activism helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war.... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2009
    Hardback | £51.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  6. Apocalypse Management
    Apocalypse Management explains Dwight Eisenhower's eight years of self-defeating cold war policies by analyzing the pattern of Eisenhower's private and public discourse, a pattern that still dominates U.S. foreign policy, keeping... Learn More
    Published: 4th February 2008
    Hardback | £52.00
  7. Spying on the Nuclear Bear
    Based on previously unavailable sources, this book reveals the Anglo-American intelligence effort to penetrate the most secret domain of the Soviet government—its nuclear weapons program.... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2007
    Hardback | £43.00
  8. The End of the Pacific War
    State-of-the-art reinterpretations of the reasons for Japan's decision to surrender, by distinguished historians of differing national perspectives and differing views.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2007
    Hardback | £52.00
  9. Eisenhower, Science Advice, and the Nuclear Test-Ban Debate, 1945-1963
    Based on extensive research in government archives and private papers, this book analyzes the secret debate within the Eisenhower administration over the pursuit of a nuclear test-ban agreement.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2006
    Hardback | £60.00
  10. The Week the World Stood Still
    The Cuban missile crisis was the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War and the most perilous moment in American history. In this dramatic and succinct narrative, Sheldon M. Stern enables the reader to follow the often... Learn More
    Published: 18th January 2005
    Hardback | £33.00
    Paperback | £13.99
  11. A World Destroyed
    This book is an updated edition of the classic history of the development of the American atomic bomb, the decision to use it against Japan, and the origins of U.S. atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union.... Learn More
    Published: 19th August 2003
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Toward Nuclear Abolition
    Toward Nuclear Abolition presents the inspiring, dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the nuclear arms race and prevent nuclear war.... Learn More
    Published: 6th August 2003
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  13. Averting ‘The Final Failure’
    The first and only comprehensive narrative account of the secret Cuban missile crisis ExComm meetings, by the first historian to hear the tapes of every secretly recorded discussion.... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2003
    Hardback | £31.00
  14. Einstein and Soviet Ideology
    This book traces the historical trajectory of one of the most momentous confrontations in the intellectual life of the Soviet Union—the conflict between Einstein's theory of relativity and official Soviet ideology embodied in... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2002
    Hardback | £56.00
  15. Another Such Victory
    This book is a provocative and thoroughly documented reassessment of President Truman's profound influence on U.S. foreign policy and the Cold War. The author contends that Truman remained a parochial nationalist who lacked the... Learn More
    Published: 25th January 2002
    Paperback | £38.00
  16. Cardinal Choices
    This book is a history of the complex relations between scientific advisors, primarily physicists, and U.S. presidents in their role as decision makers about nuclear weapons and military strategy.... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
    Hardback | £27.99
    Paperback | £23.99
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