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The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

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The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy

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The first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new 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.
 
Drawing on memoirs, interviews in both Russia and the US, and classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, David E. Hoffman examines the inner motives and secret decisions of each side and details the deadly stockpiles that remained unsecured as the Soviet Union collapsed. This is the fascinating story of how Reagan, Gorbachev, and a previously unheralded collection of scientists, soldiers, diplomats, and spies changed the course of history.

David E. Hoffman is Contributing Editor at the Washington Post and author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia. He lives in Maryland.

ISBN: 9780307387844

ISBN-10: 9780307387844

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 08/03/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/03/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 608

Language: English

Categories

History / Military / Nuclear Warfare

History / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

Political Science / International Relations / Arms Control

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