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Broken Arrow - The Declassified History of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accidents By James C. Oskins, Michael H. Maggelet
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Using declassified government material James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet have written the most comprehensive and detailed study of the thirty six known U.S. nuclear weapons accidents, known as... More > "Broken Arrows". The authors have poured through government documents, aircraft accident reports, nuclear weapon incident and accident reports, and first hand accounts to shed light on the Department of Defense's vague summaries of nuclear weapons accidents. Their research dispels myths surrounding the Tybee and Goldsboro accidents, and provides great insight into the human element and the condition of individual weapons and AEC or DOD recovery operations regarding nearly every Broken Arrow. The underlying cause of such accidents, be it human error or equipment malfunction, is clearly shown in formerly secret reports and photographs.< Less
Broken Arrow - Vol II - A Disclosure of U.S., Soviet, and British Nuclear Weapon Incidents and Accidents, 1945-2008 By Michael H. Maggelet, James C. Oskins
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Since 1945, the U.S. government has officially set the number of nuclear weapons accidents at thirty-six Broken Arrows. After several years of research and dozens of Freedom of Information Act... More > requests, the authors present documentation on previously classified nuclear weapons accidents in their new book “Broken Arrow, Volume II”.< Less
Nuclear Islam and Other Stories By Tom Law
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"Nuclear Islam and Other Stories by Tom Law" … is a disquieting book that looks ahead to the remainder of the 21st Century and the problems that future generations must bear. Tom... More > discusses the possible scenarios of nuclear accidents, religious intolerance, dwindling resources and the pressure of an ever increasing world population. LONGERSHIP PUBLISHING AUSTRALIA ISBN 0 977509 70 2< Less
Micro Nuclear Reactors: Power and Profit Source For The Postpetrol World By Tucker Arlington & Gray
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Executive Summary Nuclear power entered this century as a dying industry. A combination of popular opposition, high profile accidents (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl), concerns about nuclear weapons... More > proliferation, and a general anti-corporate feeling in the culture, all seemed to spell the end of fission as an industry. However, recent events have changed matters. High oil prices and global warming have made reactors much more attractive to the general public and investors. Moreover, reactor technology has advanced to the point where small, modular, and very safe reactors are now available. In particular, a new generation of High Temperature gas Reactors (HTR) using Pebble Bed designs are particularly promising. As such, companies which can directly or indirectly participate in the “micro-reactor” nuclear power industry stand to reap considerable profits.< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition:The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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“…an edge-of-your-seat tale about close calls and disaster averted.” –Dr. Roy Heidicker, Wing Historian, 4th Fighter Wing ______________________________ “Joel... More > Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History< Less
The Goldsboro Broken Arrow – Second Edition: The B-52 Crash of January 24, 1961, and Its Potential as a Tipping Point for Nuclear War By Joel Dobson
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The true story of the B-52 that disintegrated near Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1961, spilling two H-Bombs that could have led to war. “Joel Dobson has illuminated the story of the 1961... More > Goldsboro Broken Arrow, one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. With meticulous detail, his book describes the inner workings of the B-52, the terrible plane crash, and the costs and consequences of this deadly accident. Dobson, a SAC veteran, compiles this rich history with an insider’s knowledge, offering a fine read to air force buffs, nuclear experts, and casual readers alike. This is the book to turn to if you want the details of what happened that fateful night in 1961.” –Barbara Moran, author of The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History ______________________________< Less
Somewhere Deep Inside By Francis Ferguson
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A second severe nuclear accident occurs in the far west of a once-prosperous country, now in the grip of deepening energy shortages. Linda decides it’s time to get out of the Capital and finds... More > herself trekking into the mountains to join a well-organized band of dissidents. They’re friendly, but there’s something about them she just can’t put her finger on… The nuclear madness is a maze without an exit. If there’s no way out, it is literally the end of humanity. Is there even room for another way to survive?< Less
Somewhere Deep Inside By Francis Ferguson
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A second severe nuclear accident occurs in the far west of a once-prosperous country, now in the grip of deepening energy shortages. Linda decides it’s time to get out of the Capital and finds... More > herself trekking into the mountains to join a well-organized band of dissidents. They’re friendly, but there’s something about them that she just can’t put her finger on… The nuclear madness is a maze without an exit. If there’s no way out, it is literally the end of humanity. Is there even room for another way to survive?< Less
Somewhere Deep Inside By Francis Ferguson
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A second severe nuclear accident occurs in the far west of a once-prosperous country, now in the grip of deepening energy shortages. Linda decides it’s time to get out of the Capital and finds... More > herself trekking into the mountains to join a well-organized band of dissidents. They’re friendly, but there’s something about them that she just can’t put her finger on… The nuclear madness is a maze without an exit. If there’s no way out, it is literally the end of humanity. Is there even room for another way to survive?< Less
My Short Century By Lorna Arnold
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Lorna Arnold, OBE, is a noted British nuclear historian who worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority for nearly 40 years. She has written seminal books on the Windscale accident, nuclear weapons... More > tests in Australia, and Britain's H-Bomb programme. After a childhood of rural poverty in the south of England, she studied at the University of London and at Cambridge. Her work at the War Office and the Foreign Office during World War II led to postings to Berlin and Washington. A decade later, a chance encounter resulted in her joining the UKAEA, where she worked with many of the scientists and leaders who established Britain's nuclear agenda.< Less