Books of Note

From time to time, Arms Control Today provides short reviews of upcoming or recent books on the subject of arms control, nonproliferation, and international security. Full-length reviews of upcoming books can be found in the Book Review section. To purchase any of these books, visit the link at the end of each review.

  • April 2, 2010

    The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, David E. Hoffman, Doubleday, 2009, 577 pp.

    The International Arms Trade, Rachel Stohl and Suzette Grillot, Polity Press, 2009, 278 pp.

    South Asia at a Crossroads: Conflict or Cooperation in the Age of Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and a Space Race?, Subrata Ghoshroy and Götz Neuneck, eds., 2010, 330 pp.

  • November 5, 2009

    Inside Nuclear South Asia,Scott D. Sagan, ed., StanfordUniversity Press, 2009, 281 pp.

    Preventing Catastrophe: The Use and Misuse of Intelligence in Efforts to Halt the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Thomas Graham Jr. and Keith A. Hansen, StanfordUniversity Press, 2009, 300 pp.

    Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security, Gregory D. Koblentz, CornellUniversity Press, 2009, 255 pp.

  • September 4, 2009

    In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age, Stephanie Cooke, Bloomsbury, 2009, 488 pp.

    The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: A History of Weapons and Delivery Systems Since 1945, Norman Polmar and Robert S. Norris, Naval Institute Press, 2009, 274 pp.

    Unconventional Weapons and International Terrorism: Challenges and New Approaches, Magnus Ranstorp and Magnus Normark, eds., Routledge, 2009, 210 pp.

  • June 5, 2009

    The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons, T.V. Paul, Stanford University Press, 2009, 319 pp.
    International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Daniel H. Joyner, Oxford University Press, 2009, 378 pp.
    The Future of Biological Disarmament: Strengthening the Treaty Ban on Weapons, Nicholas A. Sims, Routledge, 2009, 216 pp.

  • March 31, 2009

    The Bomb: A New History
    Stephen M. Younger, Harper Collins, 2009, 238 pp.

    The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation
    By Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman, MBI Publishing Co., 2009, 393 pp.

    Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behavior and the Bomb
    Edited by Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, Routledge, 2009, 251 pp.

  • November 4, 2008

    Terrorism, War or Disease?: Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons
    Edited by Anne L. Clunan, Peter R. Lavoy, and Susan B. Martin, Stanford University Press, 2008, 328 pp.

    The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia
    Edited by Muthiah Alagappa, Stanford University Press, 2008, 542 pp.

    Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis
    Mike Chinoy, St. Martin’s Press, New York, August 2008, 368 pp.

  • September 2, 2008

    Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness. By Bernard Lown, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008, 426 pp.

    South Asia's Cold War: Nuclear Weapons and Conflict in Comparative Perspective. By Rajesh Basrur, Routledge, 2008, 184 pp.

    Nuclear Safeguards, Security, and Nonproliferation: Achieving Security With Technology and Policy. Edited by James E. Doyle, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008, 592 pp.

  • July 2, 2008

    Pakistan’s Nuclear Future: Worries Beyond War. Edited by Henry D. Sokolski, U.S. Army War College, 2008, 378 pp.

    Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East. By Etel Solingen, Princeton University Press, 2007, 420 pp.

    Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security. Edited by Jody Williams, Stephen D. Goose, and Mary Wareham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, 348 pp.

  • April 1, 2008

    The Nuclear Jihadist: The True Story of the Man Who Sold the World's Most Dangerous Secrets...And How We Could Have Stopped Him. By Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, Twelve Books, 2007, 413 pp.

    Incapacitating Biochemical Weapons: Promise of Peril? Edited by Alan M. Pearson, Marie Isabelle Chevrier, and Mark Wheelis, Lexington Books, 2007, 306 pp.

    Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of China's Nonproliferation Policies and Practices, 1980-2004. By Evan S. Medeiros, Stanford University Press, 2007, 357 pp.

  • December 1, 2007

    Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons. By Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark, Walker & Co., 2007, 608 pp.

    Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance. By Mike Moore, The Independent Institute, 2007, 416 pp.

    Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War. By Bob Drogin, Random House, 2007, 343 pp.