The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 22 сент. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 496
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The first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.
 
Drawing on memoirs, interviews in both Russia and the US, and classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, David E. Hoffman examines the inner motives and secret decisions of each side and details the deadly stockpiles that remained unsecured as the Soviet Union collapsed. This is the fascinating story of how Reagan, Gorbachev, and a previously unheralded collection of scientists, soldiers, diplomats, and spies changed the course of history.

 

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A fantastic overview of the '80s and '90s of Cold War nuclear politics, with chilling information about the biological and chemical programs undergone by the USSR at the same time. Читать весь отзыв

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Good history of Cold War from around 1980 to 2000. Lots of little known info on nuclear command control and disarmament issues. The chem bio stuff is downright terrifying when you realize much of the stockpile either still exists or can easily be made by anyone with right materials. Recommend Читать весь отзыв

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PROLOGUE
1
INTRODUCTION
13
8
167
FAREWELL to ARMs
269
A GREAT UNRAVELING
379
THE scleMTISTS
401
REVELATIONS
412
WELISINS PROMISE
424
PROJECT SAPPHIRE
439
FACE TO FACE WITH EVIL
459
EPILOGUE
475
AcKNOWLEDGMENTS
485
ENDNOTES
498
index
527
TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION PERMISSIONS
576
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David E. Hoffman is Contributing Editor at the Washington Post and author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia. He lives in Maryland.

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