The Nuclear Age


  • Benedict, MT Pigford, H. Levi. Nuclear Chemical Engineering
  • Duderstadt, James. Nuclear Reactor Analysis
  • Knief, Ronald Allen. Nuclear Engineering: Theory and Practice of Commercial Nuclear Power
  • Lamarsh, John. Introduction to Nuclear Engineering
  • Lee, John, Norman McCormick. Risk and Safety Analysis of Nuclear Systems
  • Loveland, Walter. Modern Nuclear Chemistry
  • Zebroski, EL. Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Theory & Strategy

  • Ball, Desmond, Jeffrey Richelson. Strategic Nuclear Targeting
  • Betts, Richard. Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance
  • Brodie, Bernard. Strategy in the Missile Age
  • Campbell, Kurt, Richard Einhorn, Mitchell Reiss. The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider Their Nuclear Choices
  • Carter, Ashton, John Steinbruner, Charles Zraket. Managing Nuclear Operations
  • Freedman, Lawrence. The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy
  • Goldstein, Avery. Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution
  • Jervis, Robert. The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution: Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon
  • Hashmi, Sohail, Steven Lee. Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives
  • Kahn, Herman. On Thermonuclear War
  • Kaplan, Fred, Martin Sherwin. The Wizards of Armageddon
  • Kartchner, Kerry. Negotiating Start: The Quest for Stability and the Making of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
  • Kissinger, Henry. Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy
  • Kroenig, Matthew. Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
  • Nye, Joseph. Nuclear Ethics
  • Powell, Robert. Nuclear Deterrence Theory
  • Reiss, Mitchell. Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities
  • Schelling, Thomas. Arms and Influence
  • . The Strategy of Conflict
  • Serber, Robert, Richard Rhodes. The Los Alamos Primer: The First Lectures on How To Build an Atomic Bomb
  • Snyder, Glenn. Deterrence and Defense: Toward a Theory of National Security
  • Solingen, Etel. Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East
  • Waltz, Kenneth, Scott Sagan. The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed
  • Zagare, Frank. Perfect Deterrence


  • Lewis, John, Xue Litai. China Builds the Bomb
  • Xu Yi-Chong. The Politics of Nuclear Energy in China


  • Hecht, Gabrielle. The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II
  • Kohl, Wilfried. French Nuclear Diplomacy


  • Abraham, Itty. The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State
  • Anderson, Robert. Nucleus and Nation: Scientists, International Networks, and Power in India
  • Frey, Karsten. India’s Nuclear Bomb and National Security
  • Karnad, Bharat. Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy
  • Perkovich, George. India’s Nuclear Bomb: The Impact on Global Proliferation
  • Tellis, Ashley. India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrent and Ready Arsenal

Israel (& the Middle East)

  • Aronson, Shlomo. The Politics and Strategy of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East: Opacity, Theory, and Reality, 1960-1991: An Israeli Perspective
  • Cohen, Avner. Israel and the Bomb
  • . The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb
  • Feldman, Shai. Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in the Middle East
  • Ginor, Isabella, Gideon Remez. Foxbats Over Dimona: The Soviets’ Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War
  • Hersh, Seymour. The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy
  • Kamrava, Mehrava. The Nuclear Question in the Middle East
  • Karpin, Michael. The Bomb in the Basement: How Israel Went Nuclear and What That Means for the World

Soviet Union/Russia

  • Holloway, David. Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956
  • Josephson, Paul. Red Atom: Russias Nuclear Power Program From Stalin To Today
  • Kojevnikov, Alexei. Stalin’s Great Science: The Times and Adventures of Soviet Physicists
  • Zaloga, Steven. The Kremlin’s Nuclear Sword: The Rise and Fall of Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945-2000

United Kingdom

  • Arnold, Lorna. Britain and the H-Bomb
  • Britain, Australia and the Bomb: The Nuclear Tests and Their Aftermath
  • Baylis, John. Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964
  • Clark, Ian. Nuclear Diplomacy and the Special Relationship: Britain’s Deterrent and America, 1957-1962
  • Clark, Ian, Nicholas Wheeler. The British Origins of Nuclear Strategy 1945-1955
  • Freedman, Lawrence. Britain and Nuclear Weapons
  • Gowing, Margaret. Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy, 1945-52 (2 vols.)
  • Melissen, Jan. The Struggle for Nuclear Partnership: Britain, the United States and the Making of an Ambigious Alliance 1952-1959
  • Moore, Richard. Nuclear Illusion, Nuclear Reality: Britain, the United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1958-64
  • Navias, Martin. Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955-1958
  • Ogilvie-White, Tanya. On Nuclear Deterrence: The Correspondence of Sir Michael Quinlan
  • Paul, Septimus. Nuclear Rivals: Anglo-American Atomic Relations, 1941-1952

United States

  • Brenner, Michael. Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation: The Remaking of US Policy
  • Bundy, McGeorge. Danger and Survival: Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty Years
  • Gilpin, Robert. American Scientists & Nuclear Weapons Policy
  • Groves, Leslie. Now It Can Be Told: The Story Of The Manhattan Project
  • Helmreich, Jonathan. Gathering Rare Ores: The Diplomacy of Uranium Acquisition, 1943-1954
  • Hansen, Chuck. Swords of Armageddon: History of the US Development of Nuclear Weapons
  • Hoddeson, Lillian. Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945
  • Jones, Matthew. After Hiroshima: The United States, Race and Nuclear Weapons in Asia, 1945-1965
  • Jungk, Robert. Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
  • Maddock, Shane. Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present
  • Rhodes, Richard. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • Seaborg, Glenn. Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Test Ban
  • Tal, David. The American Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma, 1945-1963


  • Albright , David. Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America’s Enemies
  • Armstrong, David, Joseph Trento. America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise
  • Bernstein, Jeremy. Hitler’s Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall
  • Bratt, Duane. The Politics of CANDU Exports
  • Clearwater, John. Canadian Nuclear Weapons: The Untold Story of Canada’s Cold War Arsenal
  • Corera, Gordon. Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network
  • Frantz, Douglas, Catherine Collins. The Man from Pakistan: The True Story of the World’s Most Dangerous Nuclear Smuggler
  • Khan, Feroz. Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb
  • Langewiesche, William. The Atomic Bazaar: Dispatches from the Underground World of Nuclear Trafficking
  • Levy, Adrian, Catherine Scott-Clark. Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons
  • Maloney, Sean. Learning to Love the Bomb: Canada’s Nuclear Weapons During the Cold War
  • Nuti, Leopoldo. La sfida nucleare: La politica estera italiana e le armi atomiche 1945–1991
  • Purkitt, Helen, Stephen Burgess. South Africa’s Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Reynolds, Wayne. Australia’s Bid for the Atomic Bomb
  • Richter, Andrew. Avoiding Armageddon: Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons 1950-63
  • Schrafstetter, Susanna. Avoiding Armageddon: Europe, the United States, and the Struggle for Nuclear Non-Proliferation, 1945-1970
  • Venter, Al. Allah’s Bomb: The Islamic Quest for Nuclear Weapons
  • Weissman, Steve. The Islamic Bomb


  • Levi, Michael. On Nuclear Terrorism
  • Mueller, John. Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Qaeda
  • Stenersen, Anne. Al-Qaida’s Quest for Weapons of Mass Destruction: The History behind the Hype


  • Allison, Wade. Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear
  • Brand, Stewart. Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto
  • Cravens, Gwyneth. The Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy
  • Ferguson, Charles. Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Garwin, Richard, Georges Charpak. Megawatts and Megatons: The Future of Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons
  • Marcus, Gail. Nuclear Firsts: Milestone on the Road to Nuclear Power Development
  • Mahaffey, James. Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • Muller, Richard. Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
  • Till, Charles. Plentiful Energy: The Story of the Integral Fast Reactor
  • Tucker, William. Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Energy Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey
  • Weart, Spencer. The Rise of Nuclear Fear
  • Zoellner, Tom. Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock that Shaped the World

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s