Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Nuclear paranoia has been around as long as the bomb itself and has enjoyed a colossal influence on popular culture. Films like Dr Strangelove, The War Game and Threads played out our worst fears. The bomb has also been featured in pop songs like "Two Tribes" and television shows from The Simpsons to The Young Ones. This book is a history of the nuclear bomb and how it's scared us to death. It includes analysis of the effects of significant moments in nuclear history including Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the Cuban missile crisis, Chernobyl, and Star Wars. It also includes reviews and analysis of nuclear war films and other instances of nuke paranoia in pop music, television, literature, and fashion.