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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 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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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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ISBN:
9780307387844
Author:
Hoffman, David
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Hoffman, David E.
Subject:
Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
cold war;history;non-fiction;arms race;soviet union;nuclear weapons;politics;russia;20th century;biological weapons;military;nuclear disarmament;chemical weapons;usa;biological warfare;ronald reagan
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP BandW PHOTOS 1 MAP
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1.2 in 1.25 lb

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