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Armageddon insurance : civil defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991

Author: Edward Geist
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Series: New Cold War history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The dangerous, decades-long arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War begged a fundamental question: how did these superpowers actually plan to survive a nuclear strike? In Armageddon insurance, the first historical account of Soviet civil defense and a pioneering reappraisal of its American counterpart, Edward M. Geist compares how the two superpowers tried, and mostly failed, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Geist
ISBN: 9781469645261 1469645262 9781469645278 1469645270
OCLC Number: 1060524523
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Propaganda, Mobilization, and Survival; 1. Inauspicious Beginnings; 2. The Window of Survivability; 3. The "Oh My God!" Phase; 4. The Real Mineshaft Gap; 5. Strategy for Survival; Conclusion: Insurance Forgone; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Series Title: New Cold War history.
Other Titles: Civil defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991
Responsibility: Edward M. Geist.

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The arms race between the US and the Soviet Union begged a fundamental question: how did these superpowers plan to survive a nuclear strike? This account of Soviet civil defense and reappraisal of  Read more...

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