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

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ITEM#: 12585625

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

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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.

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ISBN 9780307387844
Genre HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare
Format Paperback
Pages 577
Publisher Date 2010-08-03 00:00:00.0
Publisher Anchor Books
Copyright Year 2009
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.25 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Hoffman, David E.
Country of Origin United States

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