Herman Kahn On Thermonuclear War.

ISBN 13: 9780313200601

On Thermonuclear War.

4 avg rating
( 87 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780313200601: On Thermonuclear War.

This book examines the military side of what may be the major problem that faces civilization, comparing some of the alternatives that seem available and some of the implications of these choices.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Herman Kahn (1922-1983) was a renowned political scientist, economist, historian geo-strategist, and considered by many to be the founder of futurology as a serious field of study. Associated for many years with the RAND Corporation, he was the founding director of the first independent “think tank,” the Hudson Institute. Among his many books are Thinking About the Unthinkable, The Year 2000, The Next 200 Years, The Coming Boom, The Resourceful Earth, and On Thermonuclear War.



Evan Jones is Herman Kahn's nephew. He is an historical analyst and game designer specializing in strategic simulations. He worked at the Hudson Institute in the mid-70s, primarily doing research used in The Next 200 Years.

Review:

"On Thermonuclear War was controversial when it was first published-and still is, today. No light reading, at well over 600 pages it packs in details from across disciplines and was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain: today its many insights on military strategies, issues, and the logic of amassing thermonuclear armaments still apply. It was the first book to examine the underlying logic of making and keeping nuclear weapons, originally created from a series of lectures, and provides both military and college-level collections with strong insights on military might and strategy." —The Midwest Book Review

"Kahn's classic On Thermonuclear War had been reissued by Transaction Publishing ... This could not come at a better time. Human nature has not made much moral progress since the end of the Third Reich but its very worst instinct for total destruction has, so far, been held at bay by the certainty of self-destruction. We need someone to remind us again of how to think about the unthinkable." —Mark Safranski, zenpundit.com



"New thoughts, particularly those which contradict current assumptions, are always painful for the human mind to contemplate. On Thermonuclear War is filled with such thoughts."

—Hubert H. Humphrey

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kahn, Herman
Published by Praeger (1978)
ISBN 10: 0313200602 ISBN 13: 9780313200601
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96838204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 497.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kahn, Herman
Published by Praeger
ISBN 10: 0313200602 ISBN 13: 9780313200601
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goodwill Industries
(Spokane, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Praeger. Book Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in good condition. All pages and cover are intact with limited wear. Bookseller Inventory # H-3-5-01350

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 496.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds