Arsenals of Folly
The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
By (author) Richard Rhodes
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Arsenals of Folly by Richard Rhodes
Book DescriptionPulitzer 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 came within 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 human history its beginnings, its nearly chilling consequences, and its effects on global politics today."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375713941
(202mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Hedy's Folly, Paperback (August 2012)
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Making of the Atomic Bomb, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Richard Rhodes
With a new introduction from the author, this is the 25th anniversary edition of the Pulitzer prize-winning story of how the atomic bomb came to be.
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Author Biography - Richard Rhodes
Richard Rhodes is the author or editor of twentytwo books, including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was one of three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize in History. He has received numerous fellowships for research and writing, including grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host and correspondent for documentaries on public television's Frontline and American Experience series. An affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, he lectures frequently to audiences in the United States and abroad.
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