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Armageddon and Paranoia

Armageddon and Paranoia

A History of Nuclear Confrontation from 1945 to the Present

  • Author: Rodric Braithwaite
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019087029X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of the definitive account of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Sir Rodric Braithwaite offers here a tour d'horizon of nuclear policy from the end of World War II and start of the Cold War to the present day. Armageddon and Paranoia unfolds the full history of nuclear weapons that began with the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and now extends worldwide. For decades, an apocalypse seemed imminent, staved off only by the certainty that if one side launched these missiles the other would launch an equally catastrophic counterstrike. This method of avoiding all-out nuclear warfare was called "Deterrence," a policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Still, though neither side actively wanted to plunge the world into nuclear wasteland, the possibility of war by misjudgment or mistake meant fears could never be entirely assuaged. Both an exploration of Deterrence and the long history of superpower nuclear policy, Armageddon and Paranoia comes at a time when tensions surrounding nuclear armament have begun mounting once more. No book until this one has offered so comprehensive a history of the topic that has guided--at times dominated--the world in which we live.

Seeing the Bigger Picture

Seeing the Bigger Picture

Understanding Politics Through Film & Television

  • Author: Mark Sachleben,Kevan M. Yenerall
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820462486
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 337
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Film and visual images are major components of modern society that can add to our understanding and appreciation of the political process in contemporary America. From silent films to twenty-first century blockbusters, from "Bugs Bunny" to "The Simpsons "and "Star Trek," movies and television provide windows into political history and inform our perception of politics and political institutions. "Seeing the Bigger Picture" examines ways film and television can be used to foster a deeper understanding of the political dynamics that shape our world. Discussing both commercial films and documentaries from the United States and abroad, this book illustrates the wide-ranging relationships between film and politics. It offers suggestions on how to use film to perceive the dynamics of ideology, the American presidency, civil rights and social justice, campaigns and elections, war, peace, terrorism, and other contemporary debates. Employing film as much more than pure entertainment, this book reveals how movies and television can be invaluable and exciting tools to explain political concepts and to demonstrate the relevance of politics in our daily lives. This is an excellent comprehensive text for students in film and politics courses and a creative resource for survey courses in political science, American government, and international relations.

X99

X99

  • Author: John C. Robles
  • Publisher: Palibrio
  • ISBN: 1463333978
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 652
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Read X99 and the biblical change. You can read some of the biggest stories of the world. Through reading antique manuscripts, you would know how people from the past expected economy to be nowadays, from the Dead Sea Rolls, to the Philadelphia experiments. Find out about the economy of the future and be prepared for it, since, there will be credit to everything to 30 years in low interests. Find out, what the geopolitics of the future is and how it will be. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow... reading this book which exhibits how it will be and how super spies and advisers saved route, satellite this world.

New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies

New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies

  • Author: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson,Will Kaufman
  • Publisher: University Press of Amer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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New Perspectives in Transatlantic Studies aims to extend the definition of Transatlantic Studies and explore the implications of such a definition by supplying a critical perspective, which links the diverse constituents of this interdisciplinary field.

Ten to Midnight

Ten to Midnight

  • Author: Toby Murray
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595131859
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 672
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In the near future, Russia has been brought to its knees by a brutal war with Ukrainian nationalists. Following the sudden death of Russia's President, a group of senior military officers move to seize power and bring the war to a swift conclusion by considering methods previously deemed unthinkable. Their strategy, however, is fatally flawed, and a series of miscalculations leads to a sudden nuclear confrontation with the U.S.A.. In the world's hour of need, Dr Lewis Stein, a Russian capabilities expert and former CIA field officer, is brought out of retirement to help an inexperienced President prevent a limited exchange from escalating into global apocalypse. But with chaos sweeping the globe and paranoia at fever pitch, the odds are stacked in the favor of armageddon. Meticulously researched and horribly realistic, Ten To Midnight is the story of a war that could yet sweep the globe.

The bishops and nuclear weapons

The bishops and nuclear weapons

the Catholic pastoral letter on war and peace

  • Author: James E. Dougherty,Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

  • Author: Nick Yapp,Nicholas Yapp
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Germany
  • Page: 176
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Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of elegance and style. Her beauty, fragility, grace and warmth set her apart from her Hollywood contemporaries.

Selections from Regional Press

Selections from Regional Press

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: South Asia
  • Page: N.A
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Terror in the Mind of God

Terror in the Mind of God

The Global Rise of Religious Violence

  • Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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Examines such incidents as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the U.S. to explore the reasons behind acts of violence committed for religious causes.