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Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel)

Overview
Works: 28 works in 89 publications in 5 languages and 3,923 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Educational films  Internet videos  Specifications 
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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,707 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 oligarchs : wealth and power in the new Russia by David E Hoffman( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 753 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 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From PBS and FRONTLINE: As television's premier public affairs series, FRONTLINE is the recognized leader in producing compelling and engaging documentaries that explore the stories and issues of our times. From foreign affairs to family matters, social issues to criminal justice, politics to the press, FRONTLINE goes beyond the superficial sound bite of the television newsmagazine to offer in-depth, intelligent and objective investigations of contemporary life. In doing so, FRONTLINE has redefined public affairs television, breaking new ground and setting the standard by which all television news programs are measured
The dead hand : Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race by David E Hoffman( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 178 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 dead hand the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy by David E Hoffman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 141 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
Collegial support for professional improvement : the Stanford Collegial Evaluation Program by Susan Stavert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welding by David E Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Drawing on 50+ years of combined instructional experience, the authors of Welding fuse simplicity and technology to deliver exactly what today's students need. Built from the ground up -- beginning with an experienced author team's vision and an extensively reviewed table of contents -- Welding provides essential coverage of safety, theory, key skills, easy-to-read reference charts and tables, detailed step-by-step procedures, and much more. Clear and concise, this consistently-organized, reader-friendly text flows logically and includes just the right amount of information for today's student
The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal by David E Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 67 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 Trouble with Antibiotics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 46 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
Oligarkhi : bogatstvo i vlastʹ v novoĭ Rossii by David E Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Russian and held by 16 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 12 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
The trouble with antibiotics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trouble with Antibiotics. "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." Outbreak at NIH. "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."--Container
Los oligarcas : poder y dinero en la nueva Rusia by David E Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student lab manual to accompany Welding by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The billion dollar spy : a true story of Cold War espionage and betrayal by David E Hoffman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 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
The first amendment rights of high school newspapers in Virginia by David E Hoffman( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 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

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

Oligarchi : bogatstvo i vlast· v novoj Rossii by David E Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy
Alternative Names
Hoffman, David E.

Khoffman, Dėvid

הופמן, דייוויד א.

دیوید ئی. هافمن

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The oligarchs : wealth and power in the new RussiaThe dead hand : Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms raceThe dead hand the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacyWeldingReagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race