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  • Racing for the Bomb

    The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man behind the Birth of the Atomic Age

    The untold story of the career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers who oversaw the Manhattan Project and the creation of the atomic bomb.The Manhattan Project was the most secretive government project the United States had ever undertaken, and would prove to be one of the most consequential in history. While many know about the scientists who developed the atomic bomb, from Oppenheimer to Fermi ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Manhattan Project

    The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Al Cimino ...
    The ramifications of the Manhattan Project are still with us to this day. The atomic bombs that came out of it brought an end to the war in the Pacific, but at a heavy loss of life in Japan and the opening of a Pandora's box that has tested international relations.This book traces the history of the Manhattan Project, from the first glimmerings of the possibility of such a catastrophic weapon to ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • A Very Stable Genius

    Donald J. Trump's Testing of America

    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

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  • Midnight in Chernobyl

    The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

    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

  • Gideon's Corpse

    A Gideon Crew Novel

    series GIDEON CREW
    Join Gideon Crew in his second adventure in this high-octane new thriller series from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors.A top nuclear scientist goes mad and takes an innocent family hostage at gunpoint, killing one and causing a massive standoff.A plume of radiation above New York City leads to a warehouse where, it seems, a powerful nuclear bomb was assembled just hours before.Sifting ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Red Star Rogue

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

    This riveting New York Times bestseller tells of the shocking true story of a rogue Soviet submarine poised for a nuclear strike on the United States, “reveal[ing] the explosive facts about one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War” (The Flint Journal).On March 7, 1968, several hundred miles northwest of Hawaii, the nuclear-armed K-129 surfaced and sunk, taking its crewmen and officers with it ... Read more

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

    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

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  • Chernobyl Prayer

    Voices from Chernobyl

    Translated by Anna Gunin, Arch Tait ...
    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

  • 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

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    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

  • Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45

    by Max Hastings ...
    A companion volume to his bestselling ‘Armageddon’, Max Hastings’ account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history.Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has ever seen, the dramatic battle for Japan of 1944–45 was acted out across the vast stage of Asia: Imphal and Kohima, Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Soviet assault on Manchuria.In this gripping ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Fall of Japan

    The Final Weeks of World War II in the Pacific

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $19.99 AUD

  • Command and Control

    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

  • A Bucket of Sunshine

    Life on a Cold War Canberra Squadron

    A Bucket of Sunshine – a term coined by RAF aircrew for the nuclear bomb that their aircraft would be armed with - is a first-hand insight into life in the mid-1960s on a RAF Canberra nuclear-armed squadron in West Germany, on the frontline in the Cold War. The English-Electric Canberra was a first-generation jet-powered light bomber manufactured in large numbers in the 1950s. The Canberra B(I)8, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • Red November

    Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War

    by W. Craig Reed ...
    “Red November delivers the real life feel and fears of submariners who risked their lives to keep the peace.”—Steve Berry, author of The Paris VendettaW. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack submariner, provides a riveting portrayal of the secret underwater struggle between the US and the USSR in Red November. A spellbinding true-life adventure in the bestselling tradition of Blind Man ... Read more

    $20.99 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

    From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, the first insider exposé of the dangers of America's hidden, seventy-year-long nuclear policy.When former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a cache of top-secret documents related to the United States' nuclear program in the 1960s. Here, for the first time, he reveals the ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • 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

  • Hiroshima

    by John Hersey ...
    “One of the great classics of the war" (The New Republic) that tells what happened in Hiroshima through the memories of survivors—from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.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, ... Read more

    $10.99 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

    $12.99 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