The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation
This is a political history of nuclear weapons from the discovery of fission in 1938 to the nuclear train wreck that seems to loom in our future. It is an account of where those weapons came from, how the technology surprisingly and covertly spread, who is likely to acquire those weapons next and most importantly why.
The authors’ examination of post-Cold War national and geopolitical issues regarding nuclear proliferation and the effects of Chinese sponsorship of the Pakistani program is eye opening. The reckless “nuclear weapons programs for sale” exporting of technology by Pakistan is truly chilling as is the on again off again North Korean nuclear weapons program.
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Excellent book that provides a greater context behind many of the geopolitical actions of the last 80 years. I was always curious as to the underlying cause of the Sino-Soviet split and now I know ... Read full review
The nuclear express: a political history of the bomb and its proliferationUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Reed (former secretary of the air force) has joined with veteran Los Alamos physicist Stillman to write a complement to his earlier At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War. This book ... Read full review