The Bomb: A New History

Paperback | January 5, 2010

byStephen M., Phd Younger

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“Younger has provided an insightful guide, especially for the general reader, into today’s array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.”
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“Younger has provided an insightful guide, especially for the general reader, into today’s array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.”—James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy, former     Director of Central IntelligenceIn The Bomb, Stephen Younger, former Los Alamos weapons designer and author of End...

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A former nuclear weapons designer and head of nuclear weapons research at Los Alamos, Stephen M. Younger delivers an insightful and urgent inquisition on the role of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century. Does the United States need a massive atomic arsenal in an era of precision bombs and missile defense? Under what circumstance...

Stephen M. Younger is a senior policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He recently retired as a senior fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was in charge of nuclear weapons research and development. From 2001 to 2004, he was director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at the U.S. Depart...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.64 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061537209

ISBN - 13:9780061537202

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