Weapons of Mass Destruction Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction

The no-nonsense guide to nuclear, chemical and biological weapons today

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Publisher Description

A history of weapons of mass destruction from the First World War to the Gulf War - and beyond.

'Describes the world we live in, the evils we have to fight'
CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

'The list is endless, the facts mind-boggling, the potential horror terrifying - a compelling page-turner' GUN MART

When Tom Lehrer sang 'We'll all go together when we go', the world was gripped by fear of nuclear holocaust: the ultimate endgame of every Cold War powerplay. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the threat was assumed to have gone away. But Libya, Iraq, Iran and North Korea are building weapons of mass destruction. The next live Scud missile launch could signal the next Hiroshima.

Robert Hutchinson investigates the history of weapons of mass destruction, from biological warfare during World War I to the atomic weapons of World War II and the Cold War. He reveals that Russia did indeed build the 'Doomsday' nuclear missile system featured in DR STRANGELOVE, but not until the 1980s: and it is still switched on! Chemical weapons remain the 'poor man's nuke'. And as the attack on the Tokyo subway demonstrated, weapons of mass destruction are now available to terrorist organizations as well as 'rogue' nation states.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
December 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1
MB

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