Preface 1: What are nuclear weapons? 2: Building the bomb 3: 'A choice between the quick and the dead' 4: Race for the H-bomb 5: Nuclear deterrence and arms control 6: Star wars and beyond 7: Reflections on the atomic age References and further reading Index
Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor in Human Security and International Diplomacy and Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. A native of Chicago and long-time resident of Australia, he studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD from the University of Colorado (Boulder). The author and co-author of numerous books, he is internationally known for his writings on the history of nuclear weapons, diplomacy, and global security.