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5.0 out of 5 stars The Secret State Preparing for the Worst 1945-2010 Peter Hennessy, 8 Nov. 2010
This review is from: The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945 - 2010 (Paperback)
This book was a very pleasant surprise, although full of informative cold war history covering a vast timeline it is very readable - primarily due to style it has been written in. The book which was previously published around 2001 has been re-published with more up to date information as it has become readily available through the declassification of Government documents. The book deals with the security of Britain and the challenges faced by those in power of how to best practice 'the Defence of the Realm' (whether by Cold War Bomber or contemporary terrorist). The book primarily concentrates on the Cold War and the development, planning and potential deployment phases of atomic weapons during World War Two up to current day, from their development phase and work with the Americans and then the going it alone of Britain in developing her own arsenal of atomic weapons as a deterrent during the coldest and warmest days of the Cold War. The book is uncompromising in its research and detail and takes you from the unimaginable decisions that 'may' needed to have been taken and encompasses a few anecdotes to lighten the mood. A very interesting and readable book on what was and is still is for many a contentious and vastly debated topic.

The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945 - 2010
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