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Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel)

Overview
Works: 24 works in 107 publications in 6 languages and 6,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Science television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: U264, 909.825
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Hoffman
The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy by David E Hoffman( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Cold War, superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed hard for the creation of space-based missile defenses. This, the first full account of how the arms race finally ended, provides an unprecedented look at the inner motives and secret decisions of each side. Drawing on top-secret documents from deep inside the Kremlin, memoirs, and interviews in both Russia and the United States, David Hoffman introduces the scientists, soldiers, diplomats, and spies who saw the world sliding toward disaster and tells the gripping story of how Reagan, Gorbachev, and many others struggled to bring the madness to an end.--From publisher description
The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal by David E Hoffman( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB's backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring readers this real-life espionage thriller"--Provided by publisher
The oligarchs : wealth and power in the new Russia by David E Hoffman( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles how six Russian businessmen attempted to transform the Russian economy from socialism to capitalism
Hunting the nightmare bacteria by Rick Young( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline reporter David Hoffman investigates the alarming rise in hospitals, communities, and across the globe of untreatable infections. Fueled by decades of antibiotic overuse, the crisis has deepened as major drug companies have abandoned the development of new antibiotics. Without swift action, the miracle age of antibiotics could be coming to an end
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the largest salmonella outbreak on record, sickening six hundred people in sixteen months, and the inability of U.S. food safety officials to adequately prepare for the threat posed by the more dangerous strains of the bacteria
The Trouble with Antibiotics( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria-and at least 23,000 die. As the crisis deepens, FRONTLINE correspondent David E. Hoffman turns his attention to the American farm, a sector that comprises an estimated 70 percent of all antibiotics sold. Hoffman travels the country to investigate new research out of Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas focusing on how antibiotics on the farm might be contributing to the growth of resistant bacteria that threaten the health of people. FRONTLINE traces the history and controversy over antibiotics in agriculture, discovers gaps in basic data about how antibiotics are used on the farm-and raises questions about why that information does not exist. Also in this program, FRONTLINE returns to the story of a superbug outbreak at one of the nation's most prestigious research hospitals, the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, with an exclusive interview with the parents of a young man who died in the outbreak
The dead hand : Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race by David E Hoffman( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Cold War, superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed hard for the creation of space-based missile defenses. This, the first full account of how the arms race finally ended, provides an unprecedented look at the inner motives and secret decisions of each side
The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy by David E Hoffman( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cold War was an epoch of massive overkill. In the last half of the twentieth century the two superpowers had perfected the science of mass destruction and possessed nuclear weapons with the combined power of a million Hiroshima's. What's more, a Soviet biological warfare machine was ready to produce bacteria and viruses to sicken and kill millions. David E. Hoffman reveals how presidents, scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and spies confronted the danger and changed the course of history
The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal by David E Hoffman( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of the CIA's most valuable spy in the Soviet Union and an evocative portrait of the agency's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War. While getting into his car on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA's Moscow station was handed an envelope by an unknown Russian. Its contents stunned the Americans: details of top-secret Soviet research and development in military technology that was totally unknown to the United States. From 1979 to 1985, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer at a military research center, cracked open the secret Soviet military research establishment, using his access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of material about the latest advances in aviation technology, alerting the Americans to possible developments years in the future. He was one of the most productive and valuable spies ever to work for the United States in the four decades of global confrontation with the Soviet Union. Tolkachev took enormous personal risks, but so did his CIA handlers. Moscow station was a dangerous posting to the KGB's backyard. The CIA had long struggled to recruit and run agents in Moscow, and Tolkachev became a singular breakthrough. With hidden cameras and secret codes, and in face-to-face meetings with CIA case officers in parks and on street corners, Tolkachev and the CIA worked to elude the feared KGB. Drawing on previously secret documents obtained from the CIA, as well as interviews with participants, Hoffman reveals how the depredations of the Soviet state motivated one man to master the craft of spying against his own nation until he was betrayed to the KGB by a disgruntled former CIA trainee. No one has ever told this story before in such detail, and Hoffman's deep knowledge of spycraft, the Cold War, and military technology makes him uniquely qualified to bring readers this real-life espionage thriller
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble with Antibiotics: Frontline investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people. Outbreak at NIH: Plus an exclusive interview with the family of a young man who died in a superbug outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health
Los oligarcas : poder y dinero en la nueva Rusia by David E Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oligarkhi : bogatstvo i vlastʹ v novoĭ Rossii by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close. Drawing on memoirs, interviews in both Russia and the US, and classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, the author examines the inner motives and secret decisions of each side and details the deadly stockpiles that remained unsecured as the Soviet Union collapsed
Gua tou : xin Eluosi de cai fu yu quan li by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mertvai︠a︡ ruka" : neizvestnai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ kholodnoĭ voĭny i ee opasnoe nasledie by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinigami no hofuku : Regan to gorubachofu no gunkaku kyoso by David E Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Oligarkhim : hon ṿe-shilṭon be-Rusyah ha-ḥadasah by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinigami no hofuku : Regan to gorubachofu no gunkaku kyoso by David E Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oligarkhi : bogatstvo i vlastʹ v novoĭ Rossii by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si wang zhi shou : Chao ji da guo leng zhan jun bei jing sai ji su lian jie ti hou de he sheng hua wu qi shi kong wei ju by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu jiang le zhe yang yi qun ren de gu shi, ta men xian shi jie li e zhi jun bei jing sai zhe liang fei chi de lie che, hou you bu mian hei se you mo di, zhuan er tou ru su lian jie ti hou liu cun de he sheng hua wu qi bao hu, zhe xie xie e wu qi, shi leng zhan gei wo men liu xia de zhi jin hui zhi bu qu de yi fen " wei xian yi chan " . leng zhan, da gui mo sha shang xing wu qi de shi dai. bu jin ru ci, 20 shi ji hou ban ye, mei su chao ji da guo jun shi jiang ju ji meng guo sheng chan bing chi you da liang he wu qi, bao zha zong wei li yi da shang bai wan guang dao yuan zi dan. geng zao de shi, su lian de sheng wu zhan ji, shen zhi zhun bei zhi zao zu yi gan ran he sha si ji bai wan ren de xi jun he bing du, ling ren mao gu song ran
 
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The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
Alternative Names
Hoffman D. E.

Hoffman D. E. 1953-

Hoffman, David E.

Hoffman, Dèvid.

Khoffman, Dėvid

הופמן, דייוויד א.

دیوید ئی. هافمن

호프먼, 데이비드 E

ホフマン, デイヴィッド・E.

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