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The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy, David E. Hoffman

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The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
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The dead hand
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the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
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David E. Hoffman
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eng
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During the Cold War, superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed hard for the creation of space-based missile defenses. This, the first full account of how the arms race finally ended, provides an unprecedented look at the inner motives and secret decisions of each side. Drawing on top-secret documents from deep inside the Kremlin, memoirs, and interviews in both Russia and the United States, David Hoffman introduces the scientists, soldiers, diplomats, and spies who saw the world sliding toward disaster and tells the gripping story of how Reagan, Gorbachev, and many others struggled to bring the madness to an end.--From publisher description
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Title
The dead hand
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A history of the end of the arms race describes the Soviet Union's development of an automatic retaliatory attack system, the United States's efforts to create space-based missile defenses, and the struggle to prevent nuclear weapons from being acquired by terrorists
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Genre
Award
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2010.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.82/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U264
LC item number
.H645 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
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the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
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David E. Hoffman
The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy, David E. Hoffman
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The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy, David E. Hoffman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 491]-553) and index
Contents
Part One: 1. At the precipice -- 2. War games -- 3. War scare -- 4. The germ nightmare -- 5. The anthrax factory -- 6. The dead hand -- 7. Morning again in America -- Part Two: 8. "We can't go on living like this" -- 9. Year of the spy -- 10. Of swords and shields -- 11. The road to Reykjavik -- 12. Farewell to arms -- 13. Germs, Gas and secrets -- 14. The Lost Year -- 15. The greatest breakthrough -- 16. The year of living dangerously -- Part Three: 17. a great unraveling -- 18. The scientists -- 19. Revelations -- 20. Yelysin's Promise -- 21. Project sapphire -- 22. Face to Face to evil
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ocn320432478
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 575 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385524377
Lccn
2009016751
Other physical details
ill., map

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