The Twilight of the Bombs

The Twilight of the Bombs

Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for A World Without Nuclear Weapons

eBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
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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 post-nuclear world might look like, suggesting what might make it possible.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307593733
0307593738
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 366 p.)
Contents: Part 1. Following the Calutron Trail: "President Bush's Frankenstein" ; Cutting Saddam's sinews ; True courage ; Following the Calutron Trail
Part 2. Breakdown and reformation: The little suitcase ; Many little monsters ; Waiting forty years
Part 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
Part 4. An intolerable threat to all humanity: Regime change ; The hard stare into the abyss ; The twilight of the bombs.
Summary: 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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