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How the end begins : the road to a nuclear World War III

Author: Ron Rosenbaum
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this startling new book, bestselling author Ron Rosenbaum gives us a wake-up call about this new age of peril and delivers a provocative analysis of how close - and how often - the world has come to nuclear annihilation and why we are once again on the brink. Rosenbaum tracks down key characters in our new nuclear drama and probes deeply into their war game strategies, fears, and moral agonies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Rosenbaum
ISBN: 9780857202765 0857202766 9780857203663 0857203665 9781416594222 1416594221
OCLC Number: 711522581
Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : the keys --
"We came so close" --
Major Hering's forbidden questions --
The forbidden question at the QWEST Center --
Breakfast with "the most dangerous man in America" --
Bruce Blair : the doomsday discovery and the real danger --
Col. Yarynich's "100 nuclear wars," "the play with fire," and the apocalypse equation --
"The ashes are still warm" : the second holocaust, the Samson option and the morality of nuclear retaliation --
Back inside the "enigmatic box" --
Endgame : the surprising rebirth of zero.
Responsibility: Ron Rosenbaum.

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"While the world twiddles its thumbs in the face of the possibility of nuclear devastation, Ron Rosenbaum's well argued and courageous book convincingly says: wake up! The 'end' in his title is a Read more...

 
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