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Arsenals of Folly Arsenals of Folly Arsenals of Folly Richard Rhodes

Arsenals of Folly Arsenals of Folly Arsenals of Folly

Richard Rhodes

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ISBN : 9780307267863
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412 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War.In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union camewithin minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launchedMorePulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War.In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union camewithin minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the incredible events that followed. In this thrilling, authoritative narrative, Richard Rhodes draws on personal interviews with both Soviet and U.S. participants and a wealth of new documentation to unravel the compelling, shocking story behind this monumental time in humanhistory-its beginnings, its nearly chilling consequences, and its effects on global politics today. From the Trade Paperback edition.