Nuclear War

Nuclear War

Military History, General Military History
Hardback Published on: 28/03/2024
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Nuclear War
The most Important book you’ll ever read.
This is THE most important book you’ll ever read. It is a supposed, hypothetical, account of what would happen in a nuclear war. I have been reading th... READ MORE
Maddie Crammen
Nuclear War
I couldn't put this down
Incredible. Reads like a thriller in a second-by-second, minute-by-minute breakdown of what could be expected to happen following a nuclear strike on the U... READ MORE
Bookseller Emma


There is only one scenario other than an asteroid strike that could end the world as we know it in a matter of hours: nuclear war. And it could start in as little as 26 minutes and 40 seconds from now…

The first rule of nuclear war is that there are no rules. Until now, no one outside official circles has known exactly what would happen if a rogue state launched a nuclear missile at the Pentagon.

Second by second and minute by minute, these are the real-life protocols that choreograph the end of civilization as we know it.

If a single nuclear missile is launched, it provokes two dozen in return. Frantic calls over secure lines work to confirm the worst as armoured helicopters are scrambled outside. Decisions that affect hundreds of millions of lives need to be made within six minutes, based on partial information, in the knowledge that once launched, nothing is capable of halting the destruction.

Because the plans for General Nuclear War are among the most classified secrets held by the United States government, this book takes the reader up to the razor’s edge of what can legally be known. Based on dozens of new interviews with military and civilian experts who have built the weapons, been privy to the response plans, and taken responsibility for crucial decisions, this is the only account of what a nuclear exchange would look like.

Nuclear War is at once a compulsive non-fiction thriller and a powerful argument that we must rid ourselves of these world-ending weapons for ever.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781911709596
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 616g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 35 mm

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Nuclear War
One nuclear bomb launched but what will be the endgame?
What could happen if a nuclear bomb was launched and what happens next? Minute by minute account of what may happen and the consequences. Would mankind sur... READ MORE
Julie Friar
Nuclear War
Everyone should read as it might remove the complacency exhibited by too many people on this our all too fragile planet.
What a very readable and informative book this is; now one of my permanent reference volumes. The detail is fascinating in so many different ways. From ... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
Nuclear War
A compulsive read
I have read the author's book on Area 51 and Operation Paperclip, but I think that this is her best work to date. I read the book in one go. It is cogent s... READ MORE
Simon Crawford Roy