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Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...


German Schoolboy, British Commando: Churchill's Secret Soldier

by Helen Fry

Claus Ascher's father, a German Jew, was one of Hitler's political opponents during the 1930s, which led to his arrest, imprisonment and murder in Dachau in 1937. Claus managed to escape to Britain, become a...


Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare

by Benjamin C. Garrett & John Hart

Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to conventional forms of warfare. Our experience with nuclear warfare is confined to a period...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Reagan on War: A Reappraisal of the Weinberger Doctrine, 1980-1984

by Gail E. S. Yoshitani

Even at the time it was announced near the end of the first term of the Reagan administration, such luminaries as William Safire mischaracterized the Weinberger Doctrine as a conservative retreat from the use...


A Year in the Life of Somerset County Cricket Club: Through the Eyes of its Chairman

by Andy Nash

Written from the unique point of viewe of the club chairman, A Year in the Life of Somerset County Cricket Club is the story of the highs and lows of county cricket. In recent years the Club has established...


Beyond Duty: Life on the Frontline in Iraq

by Shannon Meehan & Roger Thompson

Under the blazing Iraqi sun in the summer of 2007, Shannon Meehan, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, ordered a strike that would take the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians. He thought he was doing the right thing....


No Place for a War Baby: The Global Politics of Children born of Wartime Sexual Violence

by Donna Seto

Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices...


A Short History of Nuclear Folly

by Rudolph Herzog & Jefferson Chase

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled...


Big Red: Inside The Secret World of a Trident Nuclear Submarine

by Douglas C. Waller

Taller in length than the Washington Monument, wider at its center than a three-lane highway, the 18,750-ton Trident nuclear submarine is the most complex war machine the United States Navy has ever produced:...


Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

by Noam Chomksy & Laray Polk

“There are two problems for our species’ survival—nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, ” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection...


Enlightened War: German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz

by Elisabeth Krimmer & Patricia Anne Simpson

Enlightened War' investigates the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought. Although the Enlightenment is traditionally identified with the ideals of progress, eternal peace,...


The Unknown Warrior: The Archaeology of the Common

by Richard Osgood

If history, in terms of warfare, is told from the side of the victor, then it is also very often told by the commanders. Rarely does the story of those who do most of the fighting - the footsoldier - come forward....


Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour form the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great

by Tim Everson

The ancient Greeks were a highly educated, literary and artistic race. They were also extremely warlike, living and fighting not only in Greece but in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the vast areas conquered...


War: Past, Present and Future

by Jeremy Black

This global analysis of the social effects of war offers a far-reaching assessment of military history, challenging the focus on technology and military revolution. War is placed in context, from the evolution...


Post-Conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Bringing State-Building Back in

by Antonio Giustozzi

This book revisits post-Cold War Disarmament Disintegration and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in the light of previous experiences of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. In the history of North America...


Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

by David W. Lovell & Igor Primoratz

Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential overview of some of the major ethical, legal...


When War Ends: Building Peace in Divided Communities

by David J. Francis

By reviewing a case study of the West African state of Sierra Leone, this collection focuses not only on understanding the root causes of conflict but also identifying and appreciating the possibilities and...


Financing Terrorism: Case Studies

by Michael Freeman

Without money, terrorists cannot function as organizations and cannot conduct attacks. Yet the questions remain, how vulnerable are terrorists to financial disruptions? Can governments put pressure on their...


Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure and Policy

by Stephen J. Cimbala

Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations;...