AUTHORBurns, Richard Dean / Siracusa, Joseph M.
TITLEA Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics
PUBLISHERPraeger Security International
CITYWashington D.C.
DATE PUBLISHED2013
ISBN978-1-4408-0094-8


This well-organized, two-volume work focuses on nuclear issues in five major topic areas: political dimensions, technological developments, military planning, diplomatic strategies, and the impact of nuclear weapons on world events. Emphasizing the role of scientists and military and political leaders, the authors divide the sixty years of the nuclear age into four periods: U.S. nuclear monopoly, U.S. nuclear superiority, U.S.-Soviet superpower parity, and the post-Cold War era. The work addresses both weapons development and treaties designed to limit the use of nuclear weapons. It is based on secondary sources as opposed to original research or primary sources. Extensive endnotes support each chapter. The second volume includes, the index, a 46-page bibliography and list of references for further reading.


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