Books on the arms race, the H-bomb, and the Oppenheimer Case.

Acheson, Dean. Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department. Norton, 1969.


Albright, Joseph, and Marcia Kunstel. Bombshell: The Secret Story of America’s Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy. Times Books, 1997.


Alvarez, Luis W. The Adventures of a Physicist. Basic Books, 1987.


Anders, Roger M., ed. Forging the Atomic Shield: Excerpts from the Office Diary of Gordon E. Dean. University of North Carolina Press, 1987.


Arnold, Lorna. Britain and the H-Bomb. Foreword by Lawrence Freedman. Palgrave, 2001.


Bird, Kai, and Sherwin, Martin. American Prometheus. Knopf, 2005.


Bundy, McGeorge. Danger and Survival, Choices About the Bomb in the First Fifty Years. Random House, 1988.


Eden, Bundy. Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation . Cornell, 2006.

Eltenton, Dorothea. Laughter in Leningrad: An English Family in Russia, 1933–1938. Privately published, 1998.


Evangelista, Matthew. Unarmed Forces. Cornell, 1999.


Evangelista, Matthew. Innovation and the Arms Race. Cornell, 1988.

Ford, Kenneth.  Building the H Bomb: A Personal History.  Wspc, 2015.

Gates, Robert.  From the Shadows: The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War.  Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Goldstein, Gordon.  Lessons in Disaster.  Holt Paperbacks, 2009.


Goldstein, Jack S. A Different Sort of Time: The Life of Jerrold R. Zacharias. MIT, 1992.


Goodchild, Peter. J. Robert Oppenheimer: Shatterer of Worlds. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.


Hansen, Chuck. The Swords of Armageddon: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Development Since 1945, CD-ROM, Second Edition, Chukelea Publications, 2007.


Hansen, Chuck. U.S. Nuclear Weapons: The Secret History. Orion Books, 1988.


Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi, Racing the Enemy, Harvard University Press, 2005.


Herken, Gregg. Brotherhood of the Bomb. Holt, 2002.


Hershberg, James. James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age. Knopf, 1993.


Hewlett, Richard G., and Oscar E. Anderson, Jr. The New World: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Vol. 1, 1939-1946. University of California Press, 1990.


Hewlett, Richard G., and Francis Duncan. Atomic Shield: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Vol. 2, 1947–1952. University of California Press, 1990.


Hewlett, Richard G., and Jack M. Holl. Atoms for Peace and War 1953–1961, Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission, Vol. 3. University of California Press, 1989.


Holloway, David. Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939–1956. Yale University Press, 1994.


Kamen, Martin. Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age. University of California Press, 1986.


Killian, James R. Killian, Sputnik, Scientists, and Eisenhower. MIT Press, 1977.


Kistiakowsky, George. A Scientist at the White House. Harvard University Press, 1976.


Lamphere, Robert, and Tom Shachtman. The FBI-KGB War: A Special Agent’s Story. Random House, 1986.


Lanouette, William, with Bela Silard. Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb. Scribner’s, 1992.


Lilienthal, David E. The Journals of David E. Lilienthal. Vol. 2, The Atomic Energy Years, 1945–1950. Harper & Row, 1964.


McMahon, Thomas. Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry. Little, Brown, 1970.


McPhee, John, The Curve of Binding Energy: A Journey into the Awesome and Alarming World of Theodore B. Taylor. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973.


Morland, Howard. The Secret That Exploded. Random House, 1979.


Nelson, Steve, James R. Barrett and Rob Ruck, Steve Nelson, American Radical. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981.


Norris, R. Standish. Racing for the Bomb, Steerforth, 2002.


Palevsky, Mary. Atomic Fragments. University of California, 2000.


Pfau, Richard. No Sacrifice Too Great: The Life of Lewis L. Strauss. University of Virginia Press, 1984.


Powers, Thomas. Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb. Knopf, 1993.


Rabi, I.I., Robert Serber, Victor F. Weisskopf, Abraham Pais, and Glenn T. Seaborg. Oppenheimer. Scribner’s, 1969.


Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Simon & Schuster, 1986.


Rhodes, Richard. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. Simon & Schuster, 1995.


Rigden, John S. Rabi, Basic Books, 1987.


Sakharov, Andrei. Memoirs. Knopf, 1990.


Schrecker, Ellen W. No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities, Oxford University Press, 1986.


Schwartz, Stephen I. Atomic Audit, Brookings, 1998.


Schweber, Silvan. In the Shadow of the Bomb: Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist. Princeton University Press, 2000.


Seaborg, Glenn. Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban. University of California Press, 1981.


Segrè, Emilio. A Mind Always in Motion. University of California Press, 1993.


Segrè, Emilio. Enrico Fermi: Physicist, University of Chicago Press, 1970.


Serber, Robert. The Los Alamos Primer: The First Lectures on How to Build an Atomic Bomb. University of California Press, 1992.


Serber, Robert, with Robert P. Crease. Peace and War. Columbia University Press, 1998.


Shepley, James and Clay Blair, Jr. The Hydrogen Bomb. David McKay, 1954.


Smith, Alice Kimball, and Charles Weiner, ed. Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and Recollections. Harvard University Press, 1980.


Smith, Gerard C. Disarming Diplomat. Madison Books, 1996.


Stern, Philip M. with Green, Harold P. The Oppenheimer Case: Security On Trial. Harper & Row. 1969.


Straight, Michael, After Long Silence, Norton, 1983.


Strauss, Lewis L. Men & Decisions. MacMillan, 1962.

Teller, Edward, with Judith Shoolery. Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics. Perseus Press, 2001.


Thackara, James. America’s Children. The Overlook Press, 2001.


Thorpe, Charles. Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect. University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Ulam, S. M. Adventures of a Mathematician. University of California Press, 1991.


United States Atomic Energy Commission. In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer. No author, 1954

Oppenheimer, Transcript of Hearing before Personnel Security Board and Texts of Principal Documents and Letters. MIT Press, 1971.


Van der Post, Laurens. The Night of the New Moon. Hogarth Press, 1970.


Walker, Samuel J. Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against the Japan, University of North Carolina Press, 1997.


Weinstein, Allen, and Alexander Vassiliev. The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America—the Stalin Era. Random House, 1999.


Weisgall, Jonathan M., Operation Crossroads, The Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll. Naval Institute Press, 1994.


Wheeler, John Archibald, with Kenneth Ford, Geons, Black Holes & Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics. Norton, 1998.


Williams, Robert C., Klaus Fuchs, Atom Spy. Harvard University Press, 1987.

York, Herbert F. Arms and the Physicist, American Institute of Physics, 1995


York, Herbert F. Making Weapons, Talking Peace: A Physicist’s Odyssey from Hiroshima to Geneva. Basic Books, 1987.


York, Herbert F. The Advisors: Oppenheimer, Teller, and the Superbomb. Freeman, 1976.


York, Herbert F. Road to Oblivion, Simon & Schuster, 1970.


Zachary, G. Pascal. Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century. The Free Press, 1997.


Ziegler, Charles and David Jacobson. Spying Without Spies: Origins of America’s Secret Nuclear Surveillance System. Praeger, 1995.