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The Changing Face of War

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2020)

The nuclear bomb ushered in a new age. The rules of warfare had to change when one act might end civilization. In this audiobook, The Changing Face of War, we examine the technologies being developed or adapted...


Fallout

by Lesley M.M. Blume & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving...


Fallout

by Lesley M.M. Blume Simon & Schuster (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving...


War's End

by Charles W. Sweeney, James A. Antonucci & Marion K. Antonucci Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

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...


Genius in the Shadows

by William Lanouette & Bela Silard Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard,...


The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook

by Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo Skyhorse (August 01, 2012)

As the elite of the military elite, U.S. Navy SEALs know that they can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, they might find themselves...


Heroes Beneath the Waves

by Mary Nida Smith Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

The unbelievable stories of the heroic men who sailed under the sea.

In Heroes Beneath the Waves, many brave men who rode submarines to great depths and across the oceans into unknown territory share their experiences,...


The 300

by Daniel Wasserbly St. Martin's Press (June 15, 2020)

Military and security expert Daniel Wasserbly introduces the elite unit tasked with protecting the nation from long-range weapons of mass destruction.

Comprised of just three hundred soldiers, the United States...


Code Girls

by Liza Mundy & Erin Bennett Hachette Books (October 10, 2017)

Recruited by the US Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as code breakers during World War II.

While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved...


The Kill Chain

by Christian Brose Hachette Books (April 21, 2020)

From a former senior advisor to Senator John McCain, an urgent wake-up call about how new technologies are threatening America's military might.

When we think about the future of war, the military and Washington...


Surviving the Apocalypse

by N. E. MacDougald Skyhorse (October 29, 2019)

The Apocalypse could arrive at any moment, but with Surviving the Apocalypse, you'll be well-prepared and well-trained enough to survive any disaster—even the end of the world as we know it.

Being prepared...


Operation Chastise

by Max Hastings & Peter Noble HarperAudio (February 18, 2020)

One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling of the awe-inspiring raid on German dams conducted by the Royal Army Force?s 617 Squadron.

The attack...


Raid on the Sun

by Rodger Claire & Adam Grupper Simon & Schuster Audio (April 01, 2004)

From the earliest days of his dictatorship, Saddam Hussein had vowed to destroy Israel. So when France sold Iraq a top-of-the-line nuclear reactor in 1975, the Israelis were justifiably concerned. The reactor...


Germs

by Judith Miller & Murphy Guyer Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2001)

Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax sporesover battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square -- these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction...


109 East Palace

by Jennet Conant & Anne Twomey Simon & Schuster Audio (May 03, 2005)

In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the US government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles...


The Bomb

by Fred Kaplan & Edward Bauer Simon & Schuster Audio (January 28, 2020)

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war--and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises--from Truman to Trump....


Churchill's Bomb

by Graham Farmelo & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Perhaps no scientific development has shaped the courseof modern history as much as the harnessing of nuclear energy. Yet thetwentieth century might have turned out differently had greater influence overthis...


@War

by Shane Harris & Stephen R. Thorne Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2014)

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of thefuture are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the"fifth domain" of warfare--alongside land, sea, air,...


First into Nagasaki

by George Weller, Stefan Rudnicki, Anthony Weller & Walter Cronkite Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

On September 6, 1945, less than a month after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, George Weller, a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, became the first free Westerner to enter the devastated city. Going...


Scourge

by Jonathan B. Tucker & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors...


Almighty

by Dan Zak & Michael Quinlan Blackstone Publishing (July 12, 2016)

On a tranquil summer night in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the "Fort Knox of Uranium," Y-12 was reputedly one of the...


Wired for War

by P. W. Singer & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2010)

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.Singer’s...


The Missile Next Door

by Gretchen Heefner & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Between 1961 and 1967 the United States Air Force buried onethousand Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles in pastures across theGreat Plains. The Missile Next Door tells the story of how ruralAmericans...


The Fighting 69th

by Sean Michael Flynn & Erik Steele Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

On the eve of September 11, 2001, New York City's famous National Guard regiment, the fighting 69th Infantry, was not fit for duty. Most of its soldiers were immigrant kids with no prior military experience,...


A World Destroyed

by Martin J. Sherwin & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2010)

Continuously in demand since its first, prize-winning edition was published in 1973, this is the classic history of Hiroshima and the origins of the arms race, from the development of the American atomic bomb...


The Nuclear Spies

by Vince Houghton & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2019)

Why did the US intelligence services fail so spectacularly to know about the Soviet Union's nuclear capabilities following World War II? As Vince Houghton, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum...


On Nuclear Terrorism

by Michael Levi & Mike Chamberlain Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2010)

Nuclear terrorism is such a disturbing prospect that we shy away from its details. Yet, as a consequence, we fail to understand how best to defeat it. Michael Levi takes us inside nuclear terrorism and behind...


The Rise of Nuclear Iran

by Dore Gold & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2009)

Former UN Ambassador Dore Gold shows why engaging Iran through diplomacy is not only futile but also could be deadly.

In the West, liberal politicians and pundits are calling for renewed diplomatic engagement...


The Atomic Bazaar

by William Langewiesche & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In his shocking and revelatory new work, celebrated journalist William Langewiesche investigates the burgeoning threat of nuclear-weapons production and the inexorable drift of nuclear-weapons technology from...


The Greatest Threat

by Richard Butler & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (August 03, 2010)

Civilization may face no greater enemy than Saddam Hussein, and yet the major powers allowed Saddam to face them down. Here, Richard Butler tells the inside story of the UN’s failed attempt to stop Saddam...


Treachery

by Bill Gertz & Alan Sklar Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

In this explosivebook, New York Times bestselling author Bill Gertz uncovers the most significantthreat to US national security today: America's enemies--including radicalterrorist groups--are arming themselves...


Area 51

by Annie Jacobsen Little, Brown & Company (May 17, 2011)

It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but...


The Nuclear Jihadist

by Douglas Frantz, Catherine Collins & Bob Craig Twelve (December 03, 2007)

Major investigative nonfiction on one of the most important stories of our time -- the spread of nuclear weapons -- written by two award-winning journalists who for years have followed the trail of the world's...


Fallout

by Peter Watson & Peter Ganim PublicAffairs (September 18, 2018)

The justification for the atomic bomb was simple: it would defeat Hitler and end the Second World War faster, saving lives. The reality was different.

Fallout dismantles the conventional story of why the atom...


Burning the Sky

by Mark Wolverton Abrams Press (November 26, 2018)

The summer of 1958 was a nerve-racking time. Ever since the Soviet Union proved that it possessed an operational intercontinental ballistic missile with the launch of Sputnik, the world watched anxiously as...