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  • War's End

    An Eyewitness Account of America's Last Atomic Mission

    by Charles W. Sweeney and 3 more

    On August 9, 1945, on the tiny island of Tinian in the South Pacific, a twenty-five-year-old American Army Air Corps major named Charles W. Sweeney climbed aboard a B-29 Superfortress in command of his first combat mission, one devised specifically to bring a long and terrible war to a necessary conclusion. In the belly of his bomber, Bock's Car, was a newly developed, fully armed weapon that had ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Nuclear Folly

    A New History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    by Serhii Plokhy

    'An enthralling account of a pivotal moment in modern history. . . replete with startling revelations about the deception and mutual suspicion that brought the US and Soviet Union to the brink of Armageddon in October 1962' Martin Chilton, IndependentThe definitive new history of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the author of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, winner of the Baillie Gifford PrizeFor ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes

    The definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book details the science, the people, and the sociopolitical realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.This sweeping account begins in the 19th century, with the discovery of ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Very Stable Genius

    Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

    by Carol D. Leonnig and 1 more

    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER* UPDATED WITH NEW REPORTING *'It's all here in this stunning first draft of the history of the presidency of Donald Trump' Sydney Morning Herald'An icy, Iago-like glimpse of the emotional and moral nullity that may be the source of Trump's power' Observer'A damning, well-reported, well-sourced and clearly written haymaker' Sunday Times<... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    by Adam Higginbotham

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying . . . every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.' The New York TimesThe story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Red Star Rogue

    The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S.

    by Kenneth Sewell and 1 more

    One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last.Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • NUKED: I Was A Guinea Pig For The U.S. Army

    by Michael Harris

    In 1956, the United States detonated 17 H-bombs in the South Pacific, including the two deadliest explosions ever to occur anywhere on our planet—before or since.The 1,612 soldiers stationed at the headquarters island (including me, a draftee) were sent there to “observe” this nuclear test series, named Operation Redwing. Wearing only T-shirts and shorts and without Radsuits, high density goggles ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Maralinga

    The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country

    by Frank Walker

    'The story reaches out and grabs you by the throat' - Dr Clare Wright, historian and author of The Forgotten Rebels of EurekaThe facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing.This edition contains a new author note with shocking new material that has come to light as a result of the groundbreaking original publication.Investigative journalist Frank Walker's ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    by Svetlana Alexievich and 2 more

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    by Paul Ham

    With the world today on the brink of nuclear war- and Japan again in the nuclear firing line - award-winning author Paul Hamdescribes what happened last time an atomic bomb fell on two cities.The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or ... Read more

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  • Command and Control

    by Eric Schlosser

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weaponsA groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Fall of Japan

    The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific

    by William Craig

    New York Times Bestseller: A “virtually faultless” account of the last weeks of WWII in the Pacific from both Japanese and American perspectives (The New York Times Book Review).By midsummer 1945, Japan had long since lost the war in the Pacific. The people were not told the truth, and neither was the emperor. Japanese generals, admirals, and statesmen knew, but only a handful of leaders were ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • One Minute To Midnight

    Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

    by Michael Dobbs

    October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse.As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror. In Bobby Kennedy's words, 'There was a feeling that the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How the World Works

    by Noam Chomsky

    'The world's greatest public intellectual' ObserverThe essential guide to Chomsky and his brilliant ideas on the global state of affairsAn extraordinary collection of Chomsky's speeches and his interviews with David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics.Including ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Doomsday Machine

    Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

    by Daniel Ellsberg

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-FictionFrom the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, the first insider exposé of the awful dangers of America's hidden, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that is chillingly still extantAt the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    by Paul Ham

    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness.Hiroshima Nagasaki tells the story of the tragedy through the eyes of the survivors, from the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

    by Dan Carlin

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDo tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology ever peak or regress? And why, since the dawn of time, has it always seemed as though death and destruction are waiting just around the corner?Combining his trademark thrilling, expansive storytelling with rigorous history and thought ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ultimatum

    The explosive thriller from the No. 1 bestseller

    by Frank Gardner

    ‘It grips like a python from the first page, squeezing the breath out of the reader’ DAILY MAIL‘Outstanding’ SUNDAY TIMES‘Breathless action’ THE TIMESHidden from prying Western satellites, Iranian scientists are at work on a banned device . . .They are acting on the orders of a renegade cell within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, whose objective is to transform t... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Dark Sun

    The Making Of The Hydrogen Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes

    Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union, this monumental work of history discloses how and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Optimism Over Despair

    by Noam Chomsky and 1 more

    An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectualWe have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice.From peerless ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Hiroshima

    by John Hersey

    On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).Almost four decades after the original publication of ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Black Sun

    Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed Soviet thriller

    by Owen Matthews

    **'Outstanding' SUNDAY TIMES'A stunning debut thriller . . . utterly terrifying . . . absolutely riveting' DAILY MAIL'Fascinating . . . fearsome' FREDERICK FORSYTH'Enthralling' FINANCIAL TIMES'Thrilling . . . compelling' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIOREHidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mullahs Without Mercy

    Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons

    by Geoffrey Robertson

    Geoffrey Robertson QC explains how to avoid war in the Middle East and a catastrophic nuclear disaster.- What is worse: Iran getting the bomb or America bombing Iran?- Will our children ever live in a world without nuclear weapons?- Can states that mass-murder their own people be trusted with a weapon thatmass-murders?- Will a nuclear explosion change the climate before climate change does?In ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Red Corona

    A Richard Knox Spy Thriller: 'A thriller of true ambition and scope.' Lucie Whitehouse

    by Tim Glister

    ‘Relentless and sleek. This pitch-perfect debut signals the arrival of a remarkable talent.’ A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window‘A thoroughly engaging spy thriller that had me gripped from start to finish and left me desperate for more!’ S. J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep‘A clever and complex thriller with truly memorable characters.’ Elly Griffi... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD