Books on Nuclear War

Alperovitz, Gar. The Decision to use the Atomic Bomb.  Vintage, 1955.  


Briggs, Raymond. When the Wind Blows.  Penguin, 1986.  


Brown, Jerry.  My Journey at the Nuclear Brink.  Stanford Security Studies, 2016.  


Caravelli, Jack.  Nuclear Insecurity:  Understanding the Threat from Rogue National Terrorists.  Preager, 2007.  


El Baradei, Mohamed.  The Age of Deception:  Nuclear Diplomacy in Trechorous Times.  Metropolitan Books, 2011.  


Hachiya, Michihiko.  Hiroshima Diary:  The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945.  U of North Carolina Press, 1955.


Hersey, John.  Hiroshima.  Vintage, 1946.


Holloway, David.  Stalin and the Bomb:  The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956.  Yale UP, 1994.  


McCarthy, Cormac.  The Road.  Knopf, 2006.


McPhee, John.  The Curve of Binding Energy:  A Journey into the Awesome and Alarming World of Theodore B. Taylor.  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1974.  


Morris, Edita.  The Flowers of Hiroshima.  Viking, 1959.  


Selden, Mark. Atomic Bomb.  M. E. Sharpe, 1955.  


Stelson, Caren.  Sachiko:  A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story.  Carolrhoda Books, 2016.  


Oé, Kenzaburó.  Hiroshima Notes.  Grove Press, 1965.  


Roshwald, Mordecai.  Level 7.  U of Wisconsin Press, 1959.  


Zak, Dan.  Almighty:  Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age.  Blue Rider Press, 2016.  


For images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after they were attacked by nuclear bombs dropped by the United States, see this site: