But with Israel and the Bomb, Avner Cohen has forged an interpretive political history that draws on thousands of American and Israeli government documents—most of them recently declassified and never before cited—and more than one ...
Author: Avner Cohen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Until now, there has been no detailed account of Israel's nuclear history. Previous treatments of the subject relied heavily on rumors, leaks, and journalistic speculations. But with Israel and the Bomb, Avner Cohen has forged an interpretive political history that draws on thousands of American and Israeli government documents—most of them recently declassified and never before cited—and more than one hundred interviews with key individuals who played important roles in this story. Cohen reveals that Israel crossed the nuclear weapons threshold on the eve of the 1967 Six-Day War, yet it remains ambiguous about its nuclear capability to this day. What made this posture of "opacity" possible, and how did it evolve? Cohen focuses on a two-decade period from about 1950 until 1970, during which David Ben-Gurion's vision of making Israel a nuclear-weapon state was realized. He weaves together the story of the formative years of Israel's nuclear program, from the founding of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission in 1952, to the alliance with France that gave Israel the sophisticated technology it needed, to the failure of American intelligence to identify the Dimona Project for what it was, to the negotiations between President Nixon and Prime Minister Meir that led to the current policy of secrecy. Cohen also analyzes the complex reasons Israel concealed its nuclear program—from concerns over Arab reaction and the negative effect of the debate at home to consideration of America's commitment to nonproliferation. Israel and the Bomb highlights the key questions and the many potent issues surrounding Israel's nuclear history. This book will be a critical resource for students of nuclear proliferation, Middle East politics, Israeli history, and American-Israeli relations, as well as a revelation for general readers.
'Stalin and the Bomb' represents a comprehensive history of Soviet nuclear policy, from developments in physics in the 1920s to the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the 1950s.
Author: David Holloway
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Political Science
'Stalin and the Bomb' represents a comprehensive history of Soviet nuclear policy, from developments in physics in the 1920s to the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the 1950s. The author looks at how the bombs were built, and the role that espionage played.
A pioneering political-scientific history. . . . Lucidly composed, meticulously documented, and handsomely presented. The Annals A fascinating and compelling story of the beginnings of the Chinese nuclear weapon program. Arms Control Today"
Perfect for fans of This Is Where It Ends. A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in.
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Seven students trapped in their school after a bomb goes off must fight to survive while also discovering who among them is the bomber in this provocative new thriller from the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing Trilogy. Perfect for fans of This Is Where It Ends. A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion. They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers. Told from multiple perspectives, Time Bomb will keep readers guessing about who the bomber could be--and what motivated such drastic action.
With a new preface by the author Controversial in nature, this book demonstrates that the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb against Japan.
Author: Gar Alperovitz
With a new preface by the author Controversial in nature, this book demonstrates that the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Alperovitz criticizes one of the most hotly debated precursory events to the Cold War, an event that was largely responsible for the evolution of post-World War II American politics and culture.
Fallout vividly reveals the story of the unnecessary building of the atomic bomb, the most destructive weapon in the world, and the long-term consequences that are still playing out to this day.
Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different. Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom bomb was built. Peter Watson has found new documents showing that long before the Allied bomb was operational, it was clear that Germany had no atomic weapons of its own and was not likely to. The British knew this, but didn't share their knowledge with the Americans, who in turn deceived the British about the extent to which the Soviets had penetrated their plans to build and deploy the bomb. The dark secret was that the bomb was dropped not to decisively end the war in the Pacific but to warn off Stalin's Russia, still in principle a military ally of the US and Britain. It did not bring a hot war to an abrupt end; instead it set up the terms for a Cold one to begin. Moreover, none of the scientists recruited to build the bomb had any idea that the purpose of the bomb had been secretly changed and that Russian deterrence was its new objective. Fallout vividly reveals the story of the unnecessary building of the atomic bomb, the most destructive weapon in the world, and the long-term consequences that are still playing out to this day.
Told through the eyes of a young singer who's seen it all, this is celebrated rock journalist Jenny Valentish's debut novel - a wild ride into Australia's music scene.
Author: Jenny Valentish
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Australian fiction
Nina Dall is one half of Sydney pop-punk band The Dolls. Have they got what it takes to stay on top or are they just a one hit wonder? Told through the eyes of a young singer who's seen it all, this is celebrated rock journalist Jenny Valentish's debut novel - a wild ride into Australia's music scene.
Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Perry takes his plotting to an explosive new level in this standalone thriller, pitting a lethally clever bomb maker against the skilled LAPD Bomb Squad
Author: Thomas Perry
A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad and when tragedy ensues, the fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. It quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an unusual mastermind - one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself
The strike airplane contained one Little Boy bomb. It was piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, AC. Captain Parsons was the technical officer in the airplane, responsible for the care and operation of the bomb until its release over the ...
L'enterrement de vie de garçon de Bennet, le Beautiful Bastard, L'organisation diabolique de Max, le Beautiful Stranger, Leurs fiancées Chloé et Sara de plus en plus incontrôlables, Un week-end inoubliable entre copains à Las Vegas. Quand les amis de Bennett l'arrachent à Chloé pour son enterrement de vie de garçon à Las Vegas, tout ne se passe pas exactement comme prévu. Leur projet de week-end de copains, entre casino et stripteaseuses déraille totalement. Max et Bennett inventent n'importe quel prétexte pour fausser compagnie à leurs camarades de débauche et retrouver en secret leurs fiancées respectives. Mais quand Will Sumner, le célibataire endurci, les prend sur le fait, ils réalisent qu'il vaut mieux s'en faire un complice s'ils veulent continuer à profiter de leurs escapades torrides à Vegas... Chloé et Bennett, les héros de Beautiful Bastard, sont de retour pour de nouvelles incartades, en compagnie de Max et Sara, le couple de Beautiful Stranger. Si ce qui se passe à Vegas reste à Vegas, ils pourraient bien ne plus jamais vouloir partir !
In this provocative study, Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko show how the atomic bomb pushed the United States and the Soviet Union not toward cooperation but toward deep bipolar confrontation.
Author: Campbell Craig
Publisher: Yale University Press
A study of nuclear warfare’s key role in triggering the post-World War II confrontation between the US and the USSR After a devastating world war, culminating in the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it was clear that the United States and the Soviet Union had to establish a cooperative order if the planet was to escape an atomic World War III. In this provocative study, Campbell Craig and Sergey Radchenko show how the atomic bomb pushed the United States and the Soviet Union not toward cooperation but toward deep bipolar confrontation. Joseph Stalin, sure that the Americans meant to deploy their new weapon against Russia and defeat socialism, would stop at nothing to build his own bomb. Harry Truman, initially willing to consider cooperation, discovered that its pursuit would mean political suicide, especially when news of Soviet atomic spies reached the public. Both superpowers, moreover, discerned a new reality of the atomic age: now, cooperation must be total. The dangers posed by the bomb meant that intermediate measures of international cooperation would protect no one. Yet no two nations in history were less prepared to pursue total cooperation than were the United States and the Soviet Union. The logic of the bomb pointed them toward immediate Cold War. “Sprightly and well-argued…. The complicated history of how the bomb influenced the start of the war has never been explored so well."—Lloyd Gardner, Rutgers University “An outstanding new interpretation of the origins of the Cold War that gives equal weight to American and Soviet perspectives on the conflict that shaped the contemporary world.”—Geoffrey Roberts, author of Stalin’s Wars
Release on 1956 | by Hōshanō Eikyō Chōsa Hōkoku Kankō Iinkai
We have no direct evidence which proves that the deficiency was caused by the influence of the bombing, nor any witness that we had not such a deficient plant there before the bombing. However, our No. 14, 1 has many remarkable ...
Instrument Bombing Submitted by Willard C. Robinson, Radar Bombardier/Navigator, 568th/569th BSs In reading the 390th Bomb Group anthologies and newsletters I have noted very little information or discussion of instrument bombing.
Author: Turner Publishing
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
The 390th Bombardment Group (H) contained the 568th, 570th, and 571st squadrons.
Release on 1995-10-26 | by National Research Council
sophistication of terrorist weapons, then, especially bombs and explosive devices, may well be in their simplicity. Unlike military ordnance, such as plastic explosives for example, the materials used in homemade bombs are readily ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Political Science
This book provides a brief overview of worldwide terrorist activity and reviews technologies and methods for designing blast resistant buildings. These techniques, primarily developed by the military, have applicability and relevance to the design of civilian structures. The volume recommends that a program of applied research and technology transfer be undertaken to hasten the availability and utility of these techniques to the civilian building community.
The team of Harvey Kurtzman and John Severin was one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of comics. The work they did together brings the gritty realism and psychological truth of Stephen Crane and a verisimilitude to the page that it seems as if they are reporting from the scene. Together with inker and friend Will Elder, whose own obsession for detail perfectly complemented the impact they were all striving to achieve, they produced 34 emotionally draining ― and dramatically eloquent ― war stories in just under three years. This book collects them all.
Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs contains 100 fat bomb snack recipes that are perfect for anyone on The Ketogenic or Low Calorie High Fat diets.
Author: Martina Slajerova
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
"Learn to make 100 savory and sweet snacks--perfect for fat fasts and boosting your fat intake. These delicious, high-fat snacks are ideal for low-carb high-fat, ketogenic, and Paleo diets, and are also a great alternative to sugary, carb-filled treats. Use 'Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs' to help shed those stubborn pounds, to fill you up in between meals, or to give you an energy boost. These simple recipes include easy-to-find ingredients, so you'll always have somthing satisfying to snack on!"--Page 4 of cover.