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Prescription for survival : a doctor's journey to end nuclear madness

Author: B Lown
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008.
Series: BK currents book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how a group of Soviet and American doctors came together to stop nuclear proliferation and ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize and influencing the course of history. This book also sheds light on what really drove and still drives the nuclear arms race, and the importance of citizen involvement in social change efforts.
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Lown, B. (Bernard).
Prescription for survival.
San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2008
(DLC) 2008012102
(OCoLC)214934489
Named Person: B Lown; B Lown; B Lown
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Lown
ISBN: 9781576757857 1576757854 9781609944346 1609944348 9781576759363 1576759369
OCLC Number: 309870094
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 436 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The final epidemic --
Early Russian connections --
The sudden cardiac death task force : US-Soviet collaboration --
The friendship strategy : building trust to sustain life --
"For your six-month-old grandson" --
"You can't trust the Russians" : a fragile alliance in Geneva --
"Doctors of the world, unite!" --
"More sweat, less blood" --
Cambridge, England : the military brass came marching in --
We dominate Soviet TV for one hour --
The Catholic church defends my left flank --
"Pay attention to Gorbachev!" "But who is he?" --
A nuclear game of chicken : Reagan leads the Cold War --
Message for tomorrow : the Third Congress, Amsterdam --
Brinkmanship : KAL Flight 007 shot down --
Andropov's message in a time of crisis --
The year without a summer : nuclear winter --
"No arsonist will be invited!" --
Endless daylight in Helsinki --
Mothers fight back --
"No peace without justice" --
Gorbachev challenges the nuclear status quo --
The medical prescription : no trust required --
The Nobel prize : my mother expected it --
A space traveler's puzzle --
Cooperation, not confrontation : a long conversation with Gorbachev.
Series Title: BK currents book.
Responsibility: Bernard Lown.
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Tells the story of how a group of Soviet and American doctors came together to stop nuclear proliferation and ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize and influencing the course of history. This book also sheds light on what really drove and still drives the nuclear arms race, and the importance of citizen involvement in social change efforts.

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