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Arsenals of folly : the making of the nuclear arms race, Richard Rhodes

Label
Arsenals of folly : the making of the nuclear arms race
Title
Arsenals of folly
Title remainder
the making of the nuclear arms race
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the postwar superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade. Drawing on a wealth of new documentation, Rhodes reveals how the Reagan administration's unprecedented arms buildup in the early 1980s led Soviet leader Andropov to conclude that Reagan must be preparing for a nuclear war. In 1983, when NATO staged a larger than usual series of field exercises, the Soviet military came very close to launching a defensive first strike. Then Reagan launched the arms-reduction campaign of his second presidential term and set the stage for his 1986 summit with Gorbachev in Reykjavik. Rhodes reveals the early influence of neoconservatives, demonstrating how the manipulation of government and public opinion with fake intelligence and threat inflation, which the administration of George W. Bush has used to justify current 'war on terror' and the disastrous invasion of Iraq, were developed and applied in the Reagan era and even before.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhodes, Richard
Dewey number
355.02/1709045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
U264
LC item number
.R48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Arms race
Label
Arsenals of folly : the making of the nuclear arms race, Richard Rhodes
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007017613.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Apes on a treadmill
  • 4. "The
  • bomber will always get through" (1)
  • 5. "The
  • bomber will always get through" (2)
  • 6. The
  • sorcerer's apprentices (1)
  • 7. The
  • sorcerer's apprentices (2)
  • pt. 1. A
  • 8.
  • Decapitation
  • 9.
  • Rehearsing Armageddon
  • 10. The
  • warheads will always get through
  • pt. 3.
  • Common security
  • 11.
  • Going around in circles
  • rigid system
  • 12.
  • Naysayers hard at work
  • 13.
  • Looking over the horizon
  • 14. The
  • sovereign right to choose
  • 15. The
  • little suitcase
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions acknowledgments
  • Index
  • To the Chernobyl sarcophagus
  • 2.
  • Moscow does not believe in tears
  • 3. A
  • hierarchy of vassals and chiefs
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375414138
Lccn
2007017613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn137325021
Label
Arsenals of folly : the making of the nuclear arms race, Richard Rhodes
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0716/2007017613.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Apes on a treadmill
  • 4. "The
  • bomber will always get through" (1)
  • 5. "The
  • bomber will always get through" (2)
  • 6. The
  • sorcerer's apprentices (1)
  • 7. The
  • sorcerer's apprentices (2)
  • pt. 1. A
  • 8.
  • Decapitation
  • 9.
  • Rehearsing Armageddon
  • 10. The
  • warheads will always get through
  • pt. 3.
  • Common security
  • 11.
  • Going around in circles
  • rigid system
  • 12.
  • Naysayers hard at work
  • 13.
  • Looking over the horizon
  • 14. The
  • sovereign right to choose
  • 15. The
  • little suitcase
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions acknowledgments
  • Index
  • To the Chernobyl sarcophagus
  • 2.
  • Moscow does not believe in tears
  • 3. A
  • hierarchy of vassals and chiefs
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780375414138
Lccn
2007017613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn137325021

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