The nuclear express: a political history of the bomb and its proliferation

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Zenith Press,
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2009.
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English
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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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table_of_contents Big news: fission releases neutrons! -- Los Alamos: a first, but not the last -- The raids on Japan -- The U.S.S.R. and the United Kingdom: unintended partners -- First attempts at controls -- France and Israel: the apprentices -- China breaks the European cartel -- Nuclear maturity comes to the little three -- Struggling with the barn door -- Changes of state in the Mideast and South Asia -- South Africa -- The Soviet Union -- The once-nuclear Soviet republics -- China's decade of nuclear transparency -- The Fakirs: India, Pakistan, and North Korea -- Fingerprints -- Star and crescent rising -- George's-Antoine Kurtz is alive and well -- Why?
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