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The Dead Hand

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

by David Hoffman

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

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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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780385532174
  • Release date: September 22, 2009

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780385532174
  • Release date: September 22, 2009

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780385532174
  • File size: 4847 KB
  • Release date: September 22, 2009

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1 person waiting per copy

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
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Languages

English

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

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.



From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text