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Armageddon and paranoia : the nuclear confrontation, Rodric Braithwaite

Label
Armageddon and paranoia : the nuclear confrontation
Title
Armageddon and paranoia
Title remainder
the nuclear confrontation
Statement of responsibility
Rodric Braithwaite
Title variation
Nuclear confrontation
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military men planned to use the bomb in war, politicians contemplated with a potentially intolerable decision. Patriotic citizens acquiesced in the idea that their country needed the ultimate means of defence. Some tried to grapple with the unanswerable question: what end could possibly be served by such a fearsome means? Those who protested went unheard. None wanted to start a nuclear war, but all were paranoid. The danger of war by accident or misjudgement was never entirely absent. Rodric Braithwaite, author of bestsellers Moscow 1941 and Afgantsy, paints a vivid and thought-provoking portrait of this intense period in history. Its implications are as relevant today as they ever were, as ignorant and thoughtless talk about nuclear war begins to spread once more
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braithwaite, Rodric
Dewey number
355.0217
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear warfare
Target audience
adult
Label
Armageddon and paranoia : the nuclear confrontation, Rodric Braithwaite
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Promethean Fire -- 1.The Destruction of Japan -- 2.Touching Infinity -- 3.Brighter Than a Thousand Suns -- 4.A Plash of Lightning -- pt. II Forging a System -- 5.The Charm of Strategy -- 6.Thinking About the Unthinkable -- 7.Updating the Art of Victory -- 8.Strategy for a Small Island -- 9.Know Your Enemy -- 10.Now Thrive the Armourers -- pt. III Coping with the Consequences -- 11.A Very Pleasant Way to Die -- 12.Living on the Volcano -- 13.Skirting the Brink -- 14.The Second Cold Wax -- 15.Armageddon Averted?
Control code
000061026190
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781257197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002208963
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)975077221
Label
Armageddon and paranoia : the nuclear confrontation, Rodric Braithwaite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Promethean Fire -- 1.The Destruction of Japan -- 2.Touching Infinity -- 3.Brighter Than a Thousand Suns -- 4.A Plash of Lightning -- pt. II Forging a System -- 5.The Charm of Strategy -- 6.Thinking About the Unthinkable -- 7.Updating the Art of Victory -- 8.Strategy for a Small Island -- 9.Know Your Enemy -- 10.Now Thrive the Armourers -- pt. III Coping with the Consequences -- 11.A Very Pleasant Way to Die -- 12.Living on the Volcano -- 13.Skirting the Brink -- 14.The Second Cold Wax -- 15.Armageddon Averted?
Control code
000061026190
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781257197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002208963
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)975077221

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