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The dead hand : Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race

Author: David E Hoffman
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close. The narrative history sheds 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.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Ronald Reagan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Hoffman
ISBN: 9781848312302 184831230X 9781848312999 1848312997 0385524374 9780385524377
OCLC Number: 692286900
Awards: Pulitzer Prize 2010 (nonfiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category)
Description: 577 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: At the precipice --
War games --
War scare --
The germ nightmare --
The anthrax factory --
The dead hand --
Morning again in America --
"We can't go on living like this" --
Year of the spy --
Of swords and shields --
The road to Reykjavik --
Farewell to arms --
Germs, gas and secrets --
The lost year --
The greatest breakthrough --
The year of living dangerously --
A great unraveling --
The scientists --
Revelations --
Yeltsin's promise --
Project sapphire --
Face to face with evil.
Responsibility: David E. Hoffman.

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