Armaments industries

    Forging China\'s Military Might: A New Framework for Assessing Innovation

    Paperback £18.86

    Case studies look in detail at the Chinese space and missile industry.

    British Cartridge Manufacturers, Loaders & Retailers

    By C. W. Harding

    Hardback Save £15.54 = £29.46

    Covers manufacturers who made the cases, primers and loaded the cartridges with powders as well as the powder companies who bought in cases

    Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex

    By James Ledbetter

    Paperback Save £2.34 = £9.66

    Shows how the government, military contractors, and America's overall economy have become inseparable. This book uncovers the afterlife of the military-industrial complex, an idea that arose as early as the 1930s, and also shows how it gained traction during World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam era.

    The Birmingham Gun Trade

    By David Williams

    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    Birmingham has been a key innovator in the gun trade since the seventeenth century and the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof house operates to this day.

    Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First Century Defense Industry

    By James Hasik

    Hardback Save £8.74 = £19.26

    For all their advantages, small firms face significant challenges in access to capital and customers. To overcome such problems, they can form alliances either with each other or with larger companies. This work traces the trade-offs of such alliances and provides crucial insight into their promises and pitfalls.

    Nuclear Rites

    By Hugh Gusterson

    Paperback £19.23

    Based on fieldwork at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this book takes the reader inside the top-secret culture of a nuclear weapons lab. Exploring the scientists' world of dark humor, ritualized secrecy, and disciplined emotions, it uncovers the beliefs and values that animate their work.

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