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Title:
The partnership : five cold warriors and their quest to ban the bomb
Author:
Taubman, Philip.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
xviii, 478 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the most dangerous security issue America faces today--and we are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven by this knowledge, five men--all members of the Cold War brain trust behind the U.S. nuclear arsenal--have come together to combat this threat, leading a movement that is challenging the United States and other nations to reconsider their strategic policies. This book tells the little-known story of their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at these men--Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell--the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and their dealings with President Obama and other world leaders. Journalist Philip Taubman explores the motivations, past conflicts, and current debates that drive, and sometimes strain, their bipartisan partnership. --From publisher description.
Language:
English
Contents:
Confronting the threat -- Pathways to power -- Manning America's nuclear arsenal -- Going to zero.
ISBN:
9780061744006

9780061744075
Format :
Book