Nuclear Illusion, Nuclear Reality

Britain, the United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1958–64

  • Richard Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-21
  3. Nuclear Illusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Richard Moore
      Pages 25-77
    3. Richard Moore
      Pages 78-141
  4. Nuclear Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Richard Moore
      Pages 145-193
    3. Richard Moore
      Pages 194-239
  5. Conclusions

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      Pages 240-255
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 256-332

About this book


A study of the political, military and technical aspects of Britain's nuclear weapons programme under the Macmillan government, contrasting Britain's perceived political decline with its growth in technological mastery and military nuclear capability. Important reading for anyone interested in the history and military technology of the cold war.


Cold War Contras USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Mountbatten Centre for International StudiesUniversity of SouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31163-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-25140-3
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