Shopping for Bombs

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Author: Gordon Corera

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195375238

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7367

The riveting, inside story of the rise and fall of AQ Khan and his role in the devastating spread of nuclear technology over the last thirty years is told through this unique window into the challenges of stopping a new nuclear arms race.
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Shopping for Bombs : Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Author: Gordon Corera

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195345703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9834

A.Q. Khan was the world's leading black market dealer in nuclear technology, described by a former CIA Director as "at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden." A hero in Pakistan and revered as the Father of the Bomb, Khan built a global clandestine network that sold the most closely guarded nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Here for the first time is the riveting inside story of the rise and fall of A.Q. Khan and his role in the devastating spread of nuclear technology over the last thirty years. Drawing on exclusive interviews with key players in Islamabad, London, and Washington, as well as with members of Khan's own network, BBC journalist Gordon Corera paints a truly unsettling picture of the ultimate arms bazaar. Corera reveals how Khan operated within a world of shadowy deals among rogue states and how his privileged position in Pakistan provided him with the protection to build his unique and deadly business empire. It explains why and how he was able to operate so freely for so many years. Brimming with revelations, the book provides new insight into Iran's nuclear ambitions and how close Tehran may be to the bomb. In addition, the book contains startling new information on how the CIA and MI6 penetrated Khan's network, how the U.S. and UK ultimately broke Khan's ring, and how they persuaded Pakistan's President Musharraf to arrest a national hero. The book also provides the first detailed account of the high-wire dealings with Muammar Gadaffi, which led to Libya's renunciation of nuclear weapons and which played a key role in Khan's downfall. The spread of nuclear weapons technology around the globe presents the greatest security challenge of our time. Shopping for Bombs presents a unique window into the challenges of stopping a new nuclear arms race, a race that A.Q. Khan himself did more than any other individual to promote.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Shopping for Bombs

Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network

Author: Gordon Corera

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199885427

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2341

A.Q. Khan was the world's leading black market dealer in nuclear technology, described by a former CIA Director as "at least as dangerous as Osama bin Laden." A hero in Pakistan and revered as the Father of the Bomb, Khan built a global clandestine network that sold the most closely guarded nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Here for the first time is the riveting inside story of the rise and fall of A.Q. Khan and his role in the devastating spread of nuclear technology over the last thirty years. Drawing on exclusive interviews with key players in Islamabad, London, and Washington, as well as with members of Khan's own network, BBC journalist Gordon Corera paints a truly unsettling picture of the ultimate arms bazaar. Corera reveals how Khan operated within a world of shadowy deals among rogue states and how his privileged position in Pakistan provided him with the protection to build his unique and deadly business empire. It explains why and how he was able to operate so freely for so many years. Brimming with revelations, the book provides new insight into Iran's nuclear ambitions and how close Tehran may be to the bomb. In addition, the book contains startling new information on how the CIA and MI6 penetrated Khan's network, how the U.S. and UK ultimately broke Khan's ring, and how they persuaded Pakistan's President Musharraf to arrest a national hero. The book also provides the first detailed account of the high-wire dealings with Muammar Gadaffi, which led to Libya's renunciation of nuclear weapons and which played a key role in Khan's downfall. The spread of nuclear weapons technology around the globe presents the greatest security challenge of our time. Shopping for Bombs presents a unique window into the challenges of stopping a new nuclear arms race, a race that A.Q. Khan himself did more than any other individual to promote.
Posted in Political Science

The Paradise of Bombs

Author: Scott Russell Sanders

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807063439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 155

View: 8916

Essays deal with the terror of munitions, country life, owls, clouds, mountains, rocks, tools, men and women, violence, and jury duty
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Association of Small Bombs

Author: Karan Mahajan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143109278

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7512

After witnessing his two friends killed by a "small" bomb that detonated in a Dehli marketplace, Mansoor Ahmed becomes involved with a charismatic young activist, whose allegiances and beliefs are more changeable than he could have imagined.
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The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Author: Brian Conaghan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619638398

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3021

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will . . . But he's got to kill someone else first.
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India-Pakistan Negotiations

Is Past Still Prologue?

Author: Dennis Kux

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223879

Category: Political Science

Page: 87

View: 4658

This book provides a historical and current review of the trends of six key India-Pakistan negotiations, largely over shared resources and political boundaries.
Posted in Political Science

Bombs over Bikini

The World’s First Nuclear Disaster

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 1467725455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 5065

In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region's Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. The twelfth bomb, called Bravo, became the world's first nuclear disaster. It sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands.The testing was intended to advance scientific knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation, but it had much more far-reaching effects. Some of the islanders suffered burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies as a result of radiation poisoning. Many of the Marshallese were resettled on other Pacific islands or in the United States. They and their descendants cannot yet return to Bikini, which remains contaminated by radiation. And while the United States claims it is now safe to resettle Rongelap, only a few construction workers live there on a temporary basis.For Bombs over Bikini, author Connie Goldsmith researched government documents, military film footage, and other primary source documents to tell the story of the world's first nuclear disaster. You'll meet the people who planned the test operations, the Marshall Islanders who lost their homes and suffered from radiation illnesses, and those who have worked to hold the US government accountable for catastrophically poor planning. Was the new knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation worth the cost in human suffering? You decide.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

King of Bombs

A Novel About Nuclear Terrorism

Author: Sheldon Filger

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146702855X

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 2311

King of Bombs is the story of a plot by a fanatical Islamist terrorist cell linked to Al-Qaeda, in alliance with North Korea and Iran, to bring about the downfall of America through a single, apocalyptic terrorist event.
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Allah's Bomb

The Islamic Quest for Nuclear Weapons

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781599216973

Category:

Page: N.A

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Books, Not Bombs

Teaching Peace Since the Dawn of the Republic

Author: Charles F. Howlett,Ian Harris

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 161735158X

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

View: 1133

Books Not Bombs: Teaching Peace Since the Dawn of the Republic is an important work relevant to peace scholars, practitioners, and students. This incisive book offers an exciting and comprehensive historical analysis of the origins and development of peace education from the creation of the New Republic at the end of the Eighteenth Century to the beginning of the TwentyFirst century. It examines efforts to educate the American populace, young and old, both inside the classroom and outside in terms of peace societies and endowed organizations. While many in the field of peace education focus their energies on conflict resolution and teaching peace pedagogically, Books Not Bombs approaches the topic from an entirely new perspective. It undertakes a thorough examination of the evolution of peace ideology within the context of opposing war and promoting social justice inside and outside schoolhouse gates. It seeks to offer explanations on how attempts to prevent violence have been communicated through the lens of history.
Posted in Political Science

Books and Bombs in Buenos Aires

Borges, Gerchunoff, and Argentine-Jewish Writing

Author: Edna Aizenberg

Publisher: Brandeis Univ

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 2546

A courageous study of cultural resistance to xenophobia and terrorism through the prism of influential writings by Borges, Gerchunoff, and their successor Latin American Jewish writers.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Bombs in the Backyard

Atomic Testing and American Politics

Author: A. Costandina Titus

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173703

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 4389

On January 27, 1951, the first atomic weapon was detonated over a section of desert known as Frenchman Flat in southern Nevada, providing dramatic evidence of the Nevada Test Site's beginnings. Fifty years later, author A. Costandina Titus reviews contemporary nuclear policy issues concerning the continued viability of that site for weapons testing. Titus has updated her now-classic study of atomic testing with fifteen years of political and cultural history, from the mid-1980s Reagan-Gorbachev nuclear standoff to the authorization of the Nevada Test Site Research Center, a Desert Research Institute facility scheduled to open in 2001. In this second edition of Bombs in the Backyard, Titus deftly covers the post-Cold War transformation of American atomic policy as well as our overarching cultural interest in all matters atomic, making this a must-read for anyone interested in atomic policy and politics.
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The Love-charm of Bombs

Restless Lives in the Second World War

Author: Lara Feigel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608199851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2646

'The nightly routine of sirens, barrage, the probing raider, the unmistakable engine ... the bomb-bursts moving nearer and then moving away, hold one like a love-charm' --Graham Greene When the first bombs fell on London in August 1940, the city was transformed overnight into a strange kind of battlefield. For most Londoners, the sirens, guns, planes, and bombs brought sleepless nights, fear and loss. But for a group of writers, the war became an incomparably vivid source of inspiration, the blazing streets scenes of exhilaration in which fear could transmute into love. In this powerful chronicle of literary life under the Blitz, Lara Feigel vividly conjures the lives of five prominent writers: Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel and the novelist Henry Green. Starting with a sparklingly detailed recreation of a single night of September 1940, the narrative traces the tempestuous experiences of these five figures through five years in London and Ireland, followed by postwar Vienna and Berlin. Volunteering to drive ambulances, patrol the streets and fight fires, the protagonists all exhibited a unified spirit of a nation under siege, but as individuals their emotions were more volatile. As the sky whistled and the ground shook, nerves were tested, loyalties examined and torrid affairs undertaken. Literary historian and journalist Feigel brilliantly and beautifully interweaves the letters, diaries, journalism and fiction of her writers with official records to chart the history of a burning world, experienced through the eyes of extraordinary individuals.
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After the Bombs

A Novel

Author: Arturo Arias

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780915306886

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 2905

In the years that follow the bombing of Guatemala City in 1954, young Max grows into manhood as he searches for his identity, his father, and his place in the struggles of his country.
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From Bombs to Books

The remarkable stories of refugee children and their families at two exceptional Canadian schools

Author: David Starr

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1459411757

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 1984

As Canada welcomes tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, as well as many others finding their way in Canada, communities across the country are dealing with the challenges of welcoming and integrating them. This is a book about how schools can play a powerful and positive role in the day-to-day lives of refugee families. David Starr has served as the principal at two schools in BC where a majority of the student population comes from refugee families. While the students at Edmonds Community and Byrne Creek Community schools in Burnaby, BC, come from all over the world, many are recent arrivals from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan. In this book, David Starr shares the deeply moving stories of his students, their parents and the staff at Edmonds. He describes the upheavals that many of these families have undergone. He writes about how teachers and other support workers have embraced their students and gone about making a difference in their lives. And he tells the stories of students and their views of their experiences in their countries of origin, as well as at their new schools and in their new communities. First published in 2011, this book will strike a chord today in many cities and towns across Canada. This new edition provides the perspective of five years? experience for the young people it profiles, with updates on the recent experiences of many. And David Starr offers observations on how teachers, principals, support groups and others can contribute to the process of integrating refugee families into Canadian society, and the many lessons he and his colleagues have learned from their experiences.
Posted in Social Science

The China-Pakistan Axis

Asia's New Geopolitics

Author: Andrew Small

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190210753

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 7947

China and Pakistan have been each other's only 'all-weather friend' for decades, but the relationship remains little understood. Small recounts the history of the Sino-Pakistani axis, including details on its most sensitive aspects, such as China's dealings with the Taliban and its support for Pakistan's nuclear programme. Today this relationship plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, with ramifications for Afghanistan, India, Asia as a whole, and the West. Finally, Small discusses the dilemma China faces in maintaining its current relationship with Pakistan.
Posted in Political Science

Australia and the Bomb

Author: C. Leah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137477393

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1444

This book is a historical and strategic analysis of the nuclear dimension of the US alliance with Australia, Australia's relationship with nuclear weapons, nuclear strategy, and US extended nuclear deterrence.
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The Everything Big Book of Fat Bombs

200 Irresistible Low-carb, High-fat Recipes for Weight Loss the Ketogenic Way

Author: Vivica Menegaz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144059676X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 9959

Bite-sized snacks packed with delicious flavors and healthy fats! Interested in trying the ketogenic diet and looking for some tasty recipes to try out? Look no further! The Everything Big Book of Fat Bombs delivers 200 indulgent sweet, savory, and liquid fat bombs recipes that will: Help get rid of those stubborn pounds. Take the place of sugary desserts. Boost energy levels before or after workouts. Help you reach your daily fat requirements, a necessity when maintaining ketosis. Fat bombs are high-fat, low-carb treats and snacks, ideal for boosting fat intake when following a ketogenic diet. With these easy recipes, you'll always have something delicious and satisfying to snack on while following the ketogenic diet, such as: Fudgy Macadamia Nut Fat Bombs Bacon and Egg Fat Bombs Mocha Chia Pudding Panna Cotta and Cream Hearts Macaroon Fat Bombs Savory Pizza Fat Bombs Fried Queso Fresco
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By the Bomb's Early Light

American Thought and Culture At the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Author: Paul Boyer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807875708

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 7151

Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural 'fallout' in America during the early years of the atomic age. Paul Boyer argues that the major aspects of the long-running debates about nuclear armament and disarmament developed and took shape soon after the bombing of Hiroshima. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the 'anatomic bomb.' In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age.
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