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Product Details

  • Series: Schiffer Military History
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764300636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764300639
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,268,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Janzen on June 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A good book with lots of nice photos. However, the title is a little misleading. The subject is nuclear weapon delivery systems, not the actual nuclear weapons themselves. So if you are looking for information about the actual nuclear weapon components, this book has almost nothing on that. If you want information on the delivery systems, rockets, planes, bomb casings, etc., then this is a good book.
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Format: Hardcover
This book has lots of great photos. It also seems to have a lot of information, but there are so many editing problems that I am reluctant to trust its technical and historical information.
While I was reading it, I found typesetting issues, and many spelling errors. I was trying to enjoy it, not proofread it, so I'm sure careful scrutiny would uncover even more. Page 191 has at least nine errors! They include: "thier" instead of "their", "their" instead of "there" (twice!), "ver" instead of "very", and "nublear ant-aircraft" instead of "nuclear anti-aircraft".
I really wanted to like this book, but the errors are so numerous and distracting, that I ultimately have to consider it a defective product. If only they had used a spell-checker and a proofreader, this could have been a five-star book. As it stands, it is merely a photo album with some captions might be correct.
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Format: Hardcover
This book truly taught me a good deal about our nuclear weapons inventory. We have had nuclear tipped artillery, mines and even depth charges! By the end I was ready to learn we had nuclear armed amusement park rides.

This book is a must for anyone interested in nuclear weapons and their deployment. I would have liked a discussion of how the military planned to use these devices, as I feel this would have explained more and given the book an added dimension.
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Good data and much insight into this topic, a book for dedicated enthusiasts if there ever was one. The end!
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