Two Books, DVD Highlight Past Lessons of Diplomacy in Nuclear Weapons Age

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History can provide insight into solving today's new nuclear threats.

Two books by author William Lambers ( highlight diplomacy in the nuclear age, both past and present. In "The Road to Peace" (ISBN: 0972462996) read about how President Eisenhower, and later President Kennedy, reacted to the nuclear arms developed by the Soviet Union. Another book, titled "Nuclear Weapons" (ISBN: 0972462945) discusses past nuclear arms control efforts as well as current threats such as nuclear terrorism and North Korea.

In "The Road to Peace" read about the pursuit of a nuclear test ban treaty, a first step in nuclear arms control with the Soviet Union. The attempt to control nuclear weaponry came at a time when the Soviet Union and the United States were engaged in the Cold War. Tensions were running high.

A lesser-known arms control measure is also discussed in the book, how the Soviet Union and the United States actually agreed to ban nuclear weapons from at least one part of the globe in 1959. Also read how a diplomat from Mexico led the struggle to create a nuclear weapons free zone in Latin America in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

"The Road to Peace" includes the struggles between America and Britain over the Great Lakes and the Oregon territory. The now peaceful border of the United States and Canada did not come about easily. Read about diplomatic initiatives after World War I when the great hope of mankind was an end to warfare.

The book with DVD edition (ISBN: 0972462996) contains archival news clips and speeches from President Eisenhower and President Kennedy. Some of the clips included are: Atoms for Peace, Open Skies for Peace: Test flight during the 1950's, Geneva Conference of 1955, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

The 4th edition of the book Nuclear Weapons (ISBN: 0972462945) traces the history of nuclear weapons from World War II through the Cold War to the present day. You will read about issues such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons by countries such as North Korea, nuclear testing, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear terrorism. You will also read about how an arms control initiative first developed during the Cold War could now be useful in bringing peace to the Koreas. This book also examines efforts to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as proposed by President Dwight Eisenhower in his "Atoms for Peace" speech. This edition includes a report prepared by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey titled "The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

About the author
William Lambers is the author of several other publications including "Open Skies for Peace." His writings have appeared in newspapers including the San Diego Union Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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