A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics

by Richard Dean Burns, Joseph M. Siracusa
     
 

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Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders.

• Makes the case that nuclear weaponry gradually assumed political stature and came to dominate high-level diplomatic activity

Overview

Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders.

• Makes the case that nuclear weaponry gradually assumed political stature and came to dominate high-level diplomatic activity

• Describes inherent problems posed by various delivery systems of nuclear weaponry

• Draws connections between military strategy and nuclear arms control efforts as well as anti-missile systems

• Identifies and assesses post-Cold War issues in dealing with nuclear terrorism

Editorial Reviews

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"This well-written, detailed work will be especially appropriate for college and university libraries, whose undergraduate and graduate students will benefit a great deal. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice

"This two-volume history of the nuclear arms race since the 1930s aims to provide a global perspective rather than focusing on just the US-Soviet contest. The authors emphasize five key themes: political dimensions, technological developments, military and diplomatic strategies, and impact." - International Institute for Strategic Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440800948
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Praeger Security International Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Dean Burns, PhD, is professor emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles, CA.

Joseph M. Siracusa, PhD, is professor of human security at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

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