Nuclear Weapons

This concise book traces the history of nuclear weapons from World War II through the Cold War to the present day. You will also read about issues such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear terrorism. This book also examines efforts to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as proposed by President Dwight Eisenhower in his “Atoms for Peace” speech. This edition includes a report prepared by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey titled “The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Atomic Bomb
Chapter Two: Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War
Chapter Three: Atoms For Peace and Open Skies
Chapter Four: Nuclear Weapons and the Public
Chapter Five: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Limited Test Ban Treaty
Chapter Six: Nuclear Proliferation
Chapter Seven: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Chapter Eight: Nuclear Terrorism
Chapter Nine: Conclusion
Appendix -The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Memorandum by the Chief of Staff, U.S.
Air Force to the Secretary of Defense on
Long Range Detection of Atomic Explosions
Memorandum of Conference with the President
Documents on Nuclear Test Ban Negotiations
Facts About Fallout
Worldwide Reaction to Communist China’s Third Nuclear Explosion
Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six Party Talks Beijing, September 19, 2005
An Antarctic Solution for the Koreas

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