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Essential History of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station - 1957 First Large-Scale Nuclear Power Plant in America, Work of Admiral Rickover, Pressurized Water Reactor, Historic American Engineering
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,150. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear, Nonfiction » History » Military
This report provides an authoritative history of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, which became operational in December 1957. This historic facility was the first large-scale central station nuclear power plant in the United States and the first plant of such size in the world operated solely to produce electric power.
Increasing Uncertainty: The Dangers of Relying on Conventional Forces for Nuclear Deterrence - Critique of the Nuclear Posture Review, Global Zero, Risk of Conventional Prompt Global Strike Missiles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The US decision to meet the needs of deterrence by relying less on nuclear weapons and instead developing conventional weapons that can have strategic effects may not have had the intended deterrent effect on Russia and China. Far from encouraging them to reduce the importance of nuclear weapons in their national security strategy, it may have inspired them to rely more on nuclear weapons.
Avoiding a Nuclear Catastrophe: WMD Weapons Threat from North Korea, Iran, Terrorists, Russia, China, Treaties, Role of Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), Strengthening the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
An estimated 35 countries have nuclear weapons, highly enriched uranium, and/or stockpiles of plutonium on their soil. Although four out of every five nuclear weapons that have been built since 1945 have retired from service, the world is still awash in nuclear weapons.
2016 Nuclear Matters Handbook – New Revised Edition, Authoritative Guide to American Atomic Weapons, History, Testing, Safety, Security, Delivery Systems, Physics and Bomb Designs, Terror Threats
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Newly expanded and revised for this 2016 professionally-formatted ebook edition, this is an authoritative guide to American nuclear weapons providing a comprehensive description of all facets of the history and current status of the nuclear arsenal, plus background data on bomb design and weapons effects.
Taming the Wild West: United States Nuclear Policy (1945-1961) - Development of Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) by Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy Administrations, Effect of Berlin Airlift
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
While the United States adopted several national policies regulating nuclear weapons during the late 1940s and 1950s, it would take until 1961 for the United States to have a cohesive operational plan for the employment of nuclear weapons. This was known as the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP).
North Korea 2025: Alternate Futures and Policy Challenges - Crucial Role of China in Controlling Expanded DPRK Nuclear Weapons Capabilities, Potential of Korean Unification, Stability of the Regime
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Asian
North Korea has become skilled at playing external powers against each other and at using provocations to exploit this risk-aversion. China's role is critical: it has the ability to topple the DPRK by cutting off economic assistance, but no interest in doing so since regime collapse would remove a buffer.
International Atomic Energy Agency's Decision to Find Iran in Non-Compliance, 2002-2006 (IAEA) - Nuclear Bargaining Leads to Referral to the UN Security Council after New Bomb Suspicions Emerge
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
On August 14, 2002, at a press conference in Washington, DC, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an exiled Iranian opposition group, drew worldwide attention when it publicly accused Iran of clandestinely developing nuclear weapons. Alireza Jafarzadeh, then-U.S. media spokesperson for the NCRI, described two "top secret" nuclear facilities being constructed in Iran.
Lost History
Series: Explorations in Nuclear Research. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,580. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy
Written for scientists and science historians, this book explores the forgotten chemical transmutation research that took place between 1912 and 1927, a precursor to modern low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) research. Relying heavily on published papers, the book reveals research that has been absent from the scientific dialogue for a century.
A Thing of State
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 133,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A classic political thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning master Allen Drury. The U.S. President engages in a clash of wills with Sidi bin Sidi bin Sidi, leader of a tiny Middle Eastern country. Sidi has recently acquired several nuclear weapons and threatens to deploy them against his even tinier neighbor, and the President is determined to take him down.
The Baku: Tales of the Nuclear Age
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Nightmares and ghosts haunt a former bomber pilot and head of a power company.