History - Military - Nuclear Warfare

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of ...

Daniel Ellsberg

Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFrom the legendary Pentagon Papers whistle-blower, an eyewitness expose of America's Top Secret, seventy-year nuclear policy that continues to this day.Here, f...

Published: Dec 2018

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons,...

Eric Schlosser

A myth-shattering expose of America's nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, ex...

Published: Aug 2014

Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and t...

Lesley M. M. Blume

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 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...

Published: Aug 2021


John Hersey

Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and ind...

Published: Mar 1989

The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and t...

Fred Kaplan

From the author of 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. F...

Published: Feb 2021

15 Minutes: General Curtis Lemay and ...

L. Douglas Keeney

Packed with startling revelations, this inside look at the secret side of the Cold War exposes just how close America came to total annihilation During the Cold War, a flight crew had 15 minutes to get their nuke-laden plane in the ai...

Published: Feb 2012

Washington's Undersea War: The secret...

Shawn Shallow

For most, mention of the American Revolution prompts images of British redcoats facing long lines of Colonial irregulars. However, much of the war took place in clandestine alleyways, lonely roads and even the ocean deep. We invite yo...

Published: Feb 2016

The Bomb: A New History

Stephen M. Younger

"Younger has provided an insightful guide, especially for the general reader, into today's array of nuclear powers and their capabilities."—James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy, former  ...

Published: Jan 2010
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