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The Twilight of the Bombs - Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Richard Rhodes

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The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes's monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post-Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes clear how the five original nuclear powers-Russia, Great Britain, France, China, and especially the United States-have struggled with new realities. He shows us how the stage was set for a second tragic war when Iraq secretly destroyed its nuclear infrastructure and reveals the real reasons George W. Bush chose to fight a second war in Iraq. We see how the efforts of U.S. weapons labs laid the groundwork for nuclear consolidation in the former Soviet Union, how and why South Africa secretly built and then destroyed a small nuclear arsenal, and how Jimmy Carter's private diplomacy prevented another Korean War. We also see how the present day represents a nuclear turning point and what hope exists for our future. Rhodes assesses the emerging threat of nuclear terrorism and offers advice on how our complicated relationships with North Korea and South Asia should evolve. Finally, he imagines what a post-nuclear world might look like, suggesting what might make it possible. Powerful and persuasive, The Twilight of the Bombs is an essential work of contemporary history. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

13h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:08


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:11


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:32


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:17


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:06


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:05


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:09


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:48


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:50


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:22


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:59


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:39


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:01


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:10


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:35


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:39


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:20


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:41


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:30


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:43


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:26


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:41


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:07


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:06


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:43


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:32