Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$4.48
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Military- Espionage

More copies of this ISBN

One Point Safe: A True Story

by

One Point Safe: A True Story Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the Cold War may have come to an end. But the deadly Soviet nuclear arsenal — thousands of warheads and hundreds of tons of plutonium — continues to sit virtually unguarded, presenting the world with a new and even more terrifying nuclear threat, And it's not just criminals, extremists, or terrorists who are now in a position to place us all at risk.

It is also Russia's high military command, who see their colleagues in other departments making millions off of the privatization of industry; and it's the officers in charge of underguarded weapons stockpiles, unable to compete with the post-communist new rich; and it's the very guards manning the nightwatch, whose bellies ache from hunger...

From the vaults of the National Security Council to the headquarters of the mysterious Twelfth Department in the Russian Ministry of Defense, veteran journalists Andrew and Leslie Cockburn take the reader on a tour of deadly potentialities: Couriers crossing Central Europe with suitcases full of materials deadlier than any virus; a Siberian warehouse littered with the raw material of 23,000 Hiroshimas; the fanatical terrorist who has already built one radioactive bomb. Then it is revealed how U.S, intelligence have realized with horror that among those involved in the business of nuclear smuggling is an organization born out of the old KGB and headed by a man described by one high-ranking official as "the most dangerous man in the world",

Based on firsthand reporting, classified documents and the personal stories of the men and women on the front lines, "One Point Safe" is narrative nonfiction at its most frightening.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385485609
Author:
Cockburn, Andrew
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Smuggling
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
Nuclear weapons plants
Subject:
Smuggling -- Russia (Federation)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Anchor Books ed.
Series Volume:
RNW-245
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 288 p.

Other books you might like

  1. Mechanised Infantry Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. Men of Steel: 1 SS Panzer Corps in... New Hardcover $39.95
  3. Doc: Platoon Medic Used Mass Market $2.50
  4. Spycatcher :the candid autobiography... Used Hardcover $3.95
  5. El Salvador : the Face of Revolution Used Mass Market $7.50
  6. A Death in Jerusalem: The... Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

One Point Safe: A True Story Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.48 In Stock
Product details ix, 288 p. pages Doubleday - English 9780385485609 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.