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A Wider Bibliography

Selected Titles on Disarmament and Denuclearization

[By Topic]


This list incorporates and extends the short list of books which one could expect to find on a reading list of an introductory course on nuclear arms control and disarmament. This list is certainly not complete, perhaps not even extensive, but includes almost 150 titles. This list is arranged alphabetically by topic. You may also access this list arranged alphabetically by author.


 ABM Treaty Bunn, MatthewFoundation for the Future: The ABM Treaty and National Security(Washington: Arms Control Association, 1990).

 Arms control Ball, Desmond and Andrew Mack [ed]The Future of Arms Control.(Sydney: Australian National University Press, 1987).

 Arms control Barton, John H. & Lawrence D. Weiler [eds]International Arms Control: Issues and Agreements.(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1976). Stanford Arms Control Group.

 Arms control Barton, John H.The Politics of Peace: An Evaluation of Arms Control.(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1981).

 Arms control Blair, Bruce [intro]Progress in Arms Control? Readings from Scientific American(San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1979).

 Arms control Brauch, Hans Guenter and Duncan L. Blarke [eds]Decisionmaking for Arms Limitation: Assessment and Prospects.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1983).

 Arms control Brown, Harold and Lynn E. DavisNuclear Arms Control Choices.(Boulder: Westview, 1984).

 Arms control Carnesale, Albert and Richard N. Haass [eds]Superpower Arms Control: Setting the Record Straight.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1987).

 Arms control Committee on International Arms Control and Security Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkAchieving Effective Arms Control.(New York: Committee on International Arms Control and Security Affairs …, 1985)

 Arms control Duffy, GloriaCompliance and the Future of Arms Control(Cambridge: Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1988).

 Arms control Freedman, LawrenceArms Control: Management or Reform?(New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986).

 Arms control Goldblat, JozefArms Control Agreements. A Handbook.(New York: Praeger, 1983).

 Arms control Goldblat, JozefArms Control: A Guide to Negotiations and Agreements(Oslo: PRIO, 1994). [Also Sage Publications, 1994.]

 Arms control Heckrotte, Warren and George C. Smith [eds]Arms Control in Transition: Proceedings of the Livermore Arms Control Conference(Boulder: Westview, 1983).

 Arms control Kelleher, Catherine McArdle and Joseph E. NaftzingerIntelligence in the Arms Control Process: Lessons from “INF” 

 Arms control Larkin, Bruce D.Nuclear Designs: Great Britain, France, and China in the Global Governance of Nuclear Arms(New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1996).

 Arms control National Academy of Sciences CISAC.Nuclear Arms Control: Background and Issues.(Washington: National Academy Press, 1985).

 Arms control Pfaltzgraff, Robert L., JrContrasting Approaches to Strategic Arms Control.(Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1974).

 Arms control Rathjens, G. W., Abram Chayes, J. P. RuinaNuclear Arms Control Agreements: Process and Impact. 

 Arms control Staar, Richard F.Arms Control. Myth versus Reality.(Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1984).

 Arms control York, Herbert [ed]Arms Control. Readings from Scientific American(San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1973).

 Arms controlGermanyHanrieder, Wolfram F. [ed]Arms Control, the FRG, and the Future of East-West Relations.(Boulder: Westview, 1987).

 Arms control
EuropeKelleher, Catherine McArdle, Jane M. O. Sharp, Lawrence Freedman [eds]The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe: The Politics of post-Wall Arms Control(Baden-Baden: Nomos, 1996).

 Arms control
USPlatt, AlanThe US Senate and Strategic Arms Policy, 1969-1977.(Boulder: Westview, 1978).

 Arms control
USCaldwell, DanThe Dynamics of Domestic Politics and Arms Control: The SALT II Treaty Ratification Debate.(Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1991).

 Arms control
 Ranger, RobinArms & Politics 1958-1978: Arms Control in a Changing Political Context.(Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1979).

 Arms control
 Kolkowicz, Roman and Neil Joeck [eds]Arms Control and International Security.(Boulder: Westview, 1984).

 Arms control
 Singer, J. DavidDeterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament: Toward a Synthesis in National Security Policy.(Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1962). With epilogue: (Lanham: University Press of America, 1984).

 Biography Anders, Roger M. [ed] Forging the Atomic Shield: Excerpts from the Office Diary of Gordon E. Dean.(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

 Biography Hershberg, JamesJames B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age.(New York: Knopf, 1993).

Cold War
 Guhin, Michael A.John Foster Dulles: A Statesman and his Times.(New York: Columbia University Press, 1972).

Cold War
 Immerman, Richard H. [ed]John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of the Cold War.(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989).

 Hamby, Alonzo L.Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Truman and American Liberalism.(New York: Columbia University Press, 1973).

 Lacey, Michael [ed]The Truman Presidency.(New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

USIsaacson, Walter and Evan ThomasThe Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made: Acheson, Bohlen, Harriman, Kennan, Lovett, McCloy(New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986).

 CTBT Goldblat, Josef and David Cox [eds]Nuclear Weapon Tests: Prohibition or Limitation?(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988). SIPRI and the Canadian Institute for Peace and Security.

 Cold WarUSSRZubok, Vladislav and Constantine PleshakovInside the Kremlin’s Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996).

 Cold War
 Gaddis, John LewisThe Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War.(New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).

 Cold War
USSRGarthoff, Raymond L. Détente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations from Nixon to Reagan.(Washington: Brookings, 1985, 1994).

 Control Bracken, Paul J.Command and Control of Nuclear Forces(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).

 Costs Schwartz, StevenAtomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940(Washington: Brookings, 1998).

 Domestic Marsh, Catherine and Colin Fraser [eds]Public Opinion and Nuclear Weapons(London: Macmillan, 1989).

 DomesticGermanyKelleher, Catherine McCardleGermany & the Politics of Nuclear Weapons(New York: Columbia University Press, 1975).

 ForcesRussiaSokov, Nikolai N. Russian Strategic Modernization: The Past and Future.(Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).

 History Goldschmidt, BertrandThe Atomic Complex: A Worldwide Political History of Nuclear Energy(La Grange Park, Illinois: American Nuclear Society, 1982).

 History Sherwin, Martin J.A World Destroyed: Hiroshima and the Origins of the Arms Race(New York: Vintage, 1987 [1975]).

 History Sherwin, Martin J.A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance(New York: Vintage, 1977, 1975).

 HistoryBritainGowing, Margaret, assisted by Lorna ArnoldIndependence and Deterrence. Britain and Atomic Energy, 1945-1952(New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1974). Two volumes.

 HistoryBritainGowing, MargaretBritain and Atomic Energy, 1939-1945(New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1964).

 HistoryChinaLewis, John Wilson and Xue LitaiChina Builds the Bomb(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988).

 HistoryChinaLewis, John Wilson and Xue LitaiChina’s Strategic Seapower: The Politics of Force Modernization in the Nuclear Age(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994).

 HistoryFranceDuval, Marcel and Yves Le BautL'arme nucléaire française; Pourquoi et comment?(Paris: SPM, 1992).

 HistoryFranceKohl, WilfridFrench Nuclear Diplomacy(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1971).

 HistoryIndiaPerkovich, GeorgeIndia’s Nuclear Bomb(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2000).

 HistoryIsraelCohen, AvnerIsrael and the Bomb(New York: Columbia University Press, 1998).

 HistorySoviet UnionHolloway, DavidStalin and the Bomb(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994).

 HistoryUSBundy, McGeorgeDanger and Survival: Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty Years(New York: Random House, 1988).

 HistoryUSHerken, GreggThe Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950(New York: Knopf, 1980; with new preface: Princeton University Press, 1988).

 HistoryUSKaplan, FredThe Wizards of Armageddon.(New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983).

 HistoryUSRhodes, RichardDark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995).

 HistoryUSRhodes, RichardThe Making of the Atomic Bomb(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986).

 HistoryUSScott, Robert Travis [ed] The Race for Security: Arms and Arms Control in the Reagan Years(Washington: Arms Control Association,

Arms control
Soviet Union
Talbott, StrobeDeadly Gambits: the Reagan Administration and the Stalemate in Nuclear Arms Control.(New York: Knopf, 1984).

Arms control
Soviet Union
Talbott, StrobeEndgame: the Inside Story of SALT II(New Yorkl: Random House, 1979).

Arms control
Soviet Union
Talbott, StrobeThe Master of the Game: Paul Nitze and the Nuclear Peace.(New York: Knopf, 1988).

Cold War
 Gaddis, John LewisThe United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1947.(New York: Oxford University Press, 1992, 2000).

Cold War
 LaFeber, WalterAmerica, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945-1966.(New York: Wiley, 1967; 2nd ed. Wiley, 1972).

 INFGermanyRisse-Kappen, ThomasThe Zero Option: INF, West Germany, and Arms Control(Boulder: Westview, 1988).

 MPC&A Albright, David, Frans Berkhout and William WalkerPlutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium 1996(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

 MPC&A Arkin, William, Robert S. Norris, and Joshua HandlerTaking Stock: Worldwide Nuclear Deployments, 1998(Washington: Natural Resources Defense Council, 1998).

 MPC&A Gronlund, Lisbeth and David WrightBeyond Safeguards: A Program for More Comprehensive Control of Weapon-Usable Fissile Material(Cambridge: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1994). confirm city

 MPC&A Norris, Robert S., Andrew S. Burrows and Richard W. FieldhouseNuclear Weapons Databook. Volume V. British, French, and Chinese Nuclear Weapons(San Francisco: Westview, 1994).

 MPC&ASoviet UnionCochran, Thomas B. et al.Nuclear Weapons Databook. Volume IV. Soviet Nuclear Weapons.(New York: Harper & Row)

 MPC&AUSCochran, Thomas B. et al.Nuclear Weapons Databook. Volume II. U.S. Nuclear Warhead Production 

 MPC&AUSCochran, Thomas B. et al.Nuclear Weapons Databook. Volume III. U.S. Nuclear Warhead Facility Profiles 

 MPC&AUSCochran, Thomas B., William M. Arkin and Milton M. HoenigNuclear Weapons Databook. Volume I. U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1984).

 Negotiation Seaborg, Glenn T.Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban.(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981).

 NegotiationUSSRBunn, GeorgeArms Control by Committee. Managing Negotiations with the Russians.(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992).

 NegotiationUSSRNerlich, Uwe [ed]Soviet Power and Western Negotiating Policies(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1983). Two volumes.

 NegotiationUSSRSloss, Leon and M. Scott DavisA Game for High Stakes: Lessons Learned in Negotiating with the Soviet Union.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1986).

Arms control
 Kincade, William Hand Jeffrey D. Porro [ed]Negotiating Security: An Arms Control Reader.(Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1979).

Arms control
 Myrdal, AlvaThe Game of Disarmament.(New York: Pantheon, 1976; 2nd ed., 1982).

Arms control
 Neidle, Alan F. [ed] Nuclear Negotiations: Reassessing Arms Control Goals in U.S.-Soviet Relations.(Austin: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 1982).

 Dean, Arthur H.Test Ban and Disarmament: The Path of Negotiation.(New York: Harper & Row, 1966), for the Council on Foreign Relations.

EuropeKeliher, John G.The Negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions: The Search for Arms Control in Central Europe.(New York: Pergamon, 1980).

USReiss, MitchellBridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities(Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995).

 Wolfe, Thomas W.The SALT Experience.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger, 1979).

 Physics Craig, Paul P. and John A. JungermanThe Nuclear Arms Race: Technology and Society(New York: McGraw Hill, 1986).

 Policy Allison, Graham T. [ed]Cooperative Denuclearization: From Pledges to Deeds(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1993).

 Policy Binnendijk, Hans and James GoodbyTransforming Nuclear Deterrence(Washington: National Defense University Press, 1997).

 Policy Enthoven, Alain C. and K. Wayne SmithHow Much is Enough? Shaping the Defense Program, 1961-1969(New York: Harper & Row, 1971).

 Policy McLean, Scilla [ed]How Nuclear Weapons Decisions are Made(London: Macmillan, with the Oxford Research Group, 1987).

 PolicyUSNAS. CISAC [US]Challenges for the 1990s for Arms Control and International Security(Washington: National Academy Press, 1989).

 Policy NAS. CISAC [US]Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium(Washington: National Academy Press, 1994).

 PolicyUSNAS. CISAC. [US]The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy(Washington: National Academy Press, 1997).

 Policy Neustadt, Richard E. and Ernest R. MayThinking in Time(New York: Free Press, 1986).

 PolicyBritainFreedman, LawrenceBritain and Nuclear Weapons(London: Macmillan, for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1980).

 PolicyBritainPierre, Andrew J.Nuclear Politics: The British Experience with an Independent Strategic Force, 1939-1970(London: Oxford University Press, 1972).

 PolicyBritainSimpson, JohnThe Independent Nuclear State: The United States, Britain, and the Military Atom(London: Macmillan, 1986).

Boyer, Yves, Pierre Lellouche and John Roper [eds]Franco-British Defense Cooperation: A New Entente Cordiale?(London and Paris: Routledge for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and L’Institut Franćais des Relations Internationales, 1989).

 PolicyPakistanAhmed, Samina and David Cortright [eds]Pakistan and the Bomb(South Bend, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998).

 PolicyUSMay, Michael M., George F. Bing, and John D. SteinbrunerStrategic Arms Reductions(Washington: Brookings, 1988).

Arms Control
EuropeMüller, Harald [ed]Europe and Nuclear Disarmament: Debates and Political Attitudes in 16 European Countries(Brussels: European Interuniversity Press, 1998).

 Bernstein, Barton J. [ed]Politics & Policies of the Truman Administration.(Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970).

 Problematique Blair, BruceGlobal Zero Alert for Nuclear Forces(Washington: Brookings, 1995).

 Problematique Bundy, McGeorge, William J. Crowe, Jr., and Sidney D. DrellReducing Nuclear Danger: The Road Away from the Brink(New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1993).

 Problematique Drell, Sidney D.Facing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons.(Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1983).

 Problematique Karp, Regina CowenSecurity With Nuclear Weapons? Different Perspectives on National Security(New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).

 Problematique Rotblat, Joseph et al [eds]A Nuclear Weapons Free World: Desirable? Feasible?(Boulder: Westview, 1993).

 Problematique Schell, OrvilleThe Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now(Henry Holt, 1998).

 Problematique Turner, StansfieldCaging the Nuclear Genie: An American Challenge for Global Security(Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1997).

 Problematique von Hippel and Roald Sagdeev [eds]Reversing the Arms Race: How to Achieve and Verify Deep Reductions(Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1990). city?

 ProblematiqueEurope Ending Europe’s Wars: The Continuing Search for Peace and Security(Twentieth Century Fund, 1994).

 ProblematiqueUSPaine, Christopher and Matthew G. McKinzieEnd Run: The U.S. Government’s Plan for Designing Nuclear Weapons and Simulating Nuclear Explosions under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty(Washington: Natural Resources Defense Council, 1997).

USJoseph, Robert and Ronald LehmanU.S. Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century(National Defense University and LLNL, 1998).

USBeard, EdmundDeveloping the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics.(New York: Columbia University Press, 1976).

 Proposal Feiveson, Harold A. et al., eds.The Nuclear Turning Point: A Blueprint for Deep Cuts and De-Alerting of Nuclear Weapons(Washington: Brookings, 1999).

 Proposal International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation, and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. Security and Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention(Cambridge, Massachusetts: IPPNW, 19999).

 Risks Blair, Bruce G. and John D. SteinbrunerThe Effects of Warning on Strategic Stability(Washington: Brookings, 1991).

 Risks Blair, BruceThe Logic of Accidental Nuclear War(Washington: Brookings, 1993).

 Risks Gregory, ShaunThe Hidden Cost of Deterrence: Nuclear Weapons Accidents(London: Brassey’s, 1990)

 Risks Sagan, Scott D.The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).

 ScienceChinaXie Guang [et al.] [eds]Contemporary Chinese Science and Technology for National Defense(Beijing: Contemporary China Publishing, 1992).

 Herken, GreggCardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bombs to SDI.(New York: Oxford University Press, 1992; revised and expanded, Stanford University Press, 2000).

 Security Karp, Regina CowenSecurity Without Nuclear Weapons? Different Perspectives on Non-nuclear Security(New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

 Strategy Ball, DesmondPolitics and Force Levels.(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980).

 Strategy Brodie, Bernard, Michael Intriligator and Roman KolkowiczNational Security and International Stability.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, 1983).

 Strategy Freedman, LawrenceThe Evolution of Nuclear Strategy(London: Macmillan, 1989).

 Strategy Garrity, Patrick and Steven MaaranenNuclear Weapons in the Changing World(New York: Plenum, 1992).

 Strategy Graebner, Norman A.The National Security: Its Theory and Practice, 1945-1960.(New York: Oxford University Press, 1986).

 Strategy Hanrieder, Wolfram F. [ed]Technology, Strategy, and Arms Control(Boulder: Westview, 1986).

 Strategy Herken, GreggCounsels of War.(New York: Knopf, 1985; 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 1987).

Hopkins, John and Weixing Hu [eds]Strategic Views from the Second Tier: The Nuclear Weapons Policies of France, Britain, and China(New Brusnwick, NJ: Transaction, 1995).

 Strategy Kahan, Jerome H.Security in the Nuclear Age: Developing U.S. Strategic Arms Policy(Washington: Brookings, 1975).

 Strategy Mandelbaum, MichaelThe Nuclear Future(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983).

 Strategy Mandelbaum, MichaelThe Nuclear Question(New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979).

 Strategy Mandelbaum, MichaelThe Nuclear Revolution: International Politics Before and After Hiroshima(New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

 Strategy Trachtenberg, Marc [ed]The Development of American Strategic Thought: Writings on Strategy, 1961-1969, and Retrospectives.(New York: Garland, 1987).

 StrategyEuropeHeuser, Beatrice [ed]Nuclear Weapons and the Future of European Security(London: Brassey’s, for the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College, University of London, October 1991). London Defence Studies 8.

 StrategyEuropeKelleher, Catherine McCardleThe Future of European Security: An Interim Assessment(Washington: Brookings, 1995).

 StrategyFranceBoniface, PascalVive la Bombe: Éloge de la Dissuasion Nucléaire(Paris: Editions 1, 1992).

 StrategyUSGeorge, Alexander and Richard SmokeDeterrence in American Foreign Policy.(New York: Columbia University Press, 1974).

USNolan, Janne E.Guardians of the Arsenal: The Politics of Nuclear Strategy(New York: Basic Books, 1989).

 Targeting Ball, Desmond and Jeffrey RichelsonStrategic Nuclear Targeting(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986). [1985?]

 Verification Gizewski, Peter [ed]Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament: Enhancing Existing Regimes and Exploring New Dimensions(Toronto: Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, 1998).

 WeaponsRussiaPodvig, Pavel [ed]Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces.(Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2001).