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Arsenals of folly : the making of the nuclear arms race

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: London : Pocket, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The riveting secret history of the nuclear arms race and the end of the Cold War, by the Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rhodes
ISBN: 9781847391513 1847391516
OCLC Number: 262720142
Notes: Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007; London: Simons & Schuster, 2008.
Description: pages cm
Contents: PART ONE. A rigid system --
1. To the Chernobyl sarcophagus --
2. Moscow does not believe in tears --
3. A hierarchy of vassals and chiefs --
PART TWO. Apes on a treadmill --
4. "The bomber will always get through" (I) --
5. "The bomber will always get through" (II) --
6. The sorcerer's apprentices (I) --
7. The sorcerer's apprentices (II) --
8. Decapitation --
9. Rehearsing Armageddon --
10. The warheads will always get through --
PART THREE. Common security --
11. Going around in circles --
12. Naysayers hard at work --
13. Looking over the horizon --
14. The sovereign right to choose --
15. The little suitcase --
--
--
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Permissions acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Rhodes.

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