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The dead hand : Reagan, Gorbachev and the untold story of the Cold War arms race /

by Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Icon Books, 2011, c2010Description: 577 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781848312302; 184831230X; 9781848312999; 1848312997; 0385524374; 9780385524377.Subject(s): Reagan, Ronald -- Political and social views | Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- -- Political and social views | Arms race -- History -- 20th century | Nuclear disarmament -- History -- 20th century | Cold War | Cold War -- Influence | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | Gift of Anatolia Trustee Angelos G. Papaioannou
Contents:
At the precipice - War games - War scare - The germ nightmare - The anthrax factory - The dead hand - Morning again in America -- "We can't go on living like this" - Year of the spy - Of swords and shields - The road to Reykjavik - Farewell to arms - Germs, gas and secrets - The lost year - The greatest breakthrough - The year of living dangerously - A great unraveling - The scientists - Revelations - Yeltsin's promise - Project Sapphire - Face to face with evil.
Summary: This is a full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close. The narrative history sheds light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.
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Originally published in USA: New York : Doubleday, 2009.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-553) and index.

At the precipice - War games - War scare - The germ nightmare - The anthrax factory - The dead hand - Morning again in America -- "We can't go on living like this" - Year of the spy - Of swords and shields - The road to Reykjavik - Farewell to arms - Germs, gas and secrets - The lost year - The greatest breakthrough - The year of living dangerously - A great unraveling - The scientists - Revelations - Yeltsin's promise - Project Sapphire - Face to face with evil.

This is a full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close. The narrative history sheds light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.

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