Arsenals of Folly

Arsenals of Folly

The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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From the Pulitzer Prize-wining author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb comes this story of the postwar superpower arms race, which peaked during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade when the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war. Illustrated.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375414138
Branch Call Number: 355.021709045 R477
Characteristics: 386 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.

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Aug 10, 2010

I really enjoyed reading this book on the story of the cold war and the insane number of nuclear weapons that were tested and made. What I found most chilling was the section in the middle dealing with Reagan's early attitudes and actions with respect to the USSR. His simplistic ideas and approaches could have been a disaster for all the world.

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