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Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear weapons are still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. Indeed, for all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero and to keep other nations (such as Iran) from developing nuclear capability, it seems that the Bomb is here to stay. In this gripping Very Short Introduction, Joseph M. Siracusa, an internationally respected authority on nuclear arms, provides a comprehensive, accessible, and at times chilling overview of the most deadly weapon ever invented. Siracusa explains the history of the arms race and the politics of the bomb, ranging from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the H-bomb and the politics of nuclear deterrence. The issues are set against a backdrop of the changing international landscape, from the early days of development, through the Cold War, to the present-day controversy over George W. Bush's National Missile Defense, and the role of nuclear weapons in an Age of Terror. Providing an accessible and eye-opening backdrop to one of the most unsettling aspects of the modern world, this compact introduction is must reading.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor in International Studies and Director of Global Studies, at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is internationally known for his writings on nuclear history, diplomacy and presidential politics, and is also a frequent political affairs commentator in the

Australian media, including ABC Radio National. He has worked at Merrill Lynch, in Boston; in the Department of History, University of Queensland; and served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University. Among his numerous books are

The American Diplomatic Revolution: A Documentary History of the Cold War ; A History of United States Foreign Policy ; Depression to Cold War (with David G. Coleman); Presidential Profiles: The Kennedy Years ; and Real-World Nuclear Deterrence (with David G.

Coleman).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199229543
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
International
Author:
Siracusa, Joseph M.
Author:
null, Joseph M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
International Relations - Arms Control
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Nuclear arms control
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | International Security
Subject:
Strategic Studies
Subject:
Politics | International Studies | International Security & Strategic Studies
Subject:
Law : General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w halftones
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
4.2 x 6.8 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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