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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

Taubman, Philip

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ISBN 10: 006174400X / ISBN 13: 9780061744006
Published by Harper, New York, NY, 2012
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Glued binding. Paper over boards. xviii, 478 p. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Philip Taubman is a consulting professor at CISAC, where he is working on the first comprehensive biography of George Shultz, the former Secretary of State to President Reagan. Before joining CISAC in the fall of 2008, Mr. Taubman worked at the New York Times as a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, specializing in national security issues, including intelligence and defense policies and operations. Taubman was a history major at Stanford, Class of 1970, and served as editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily in 1969. Before joining the New York Times, he worked as a correspondent for Time magazine and was sports editor of Esquire. He was a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees, 1978-1982. He is author of The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb and Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage. Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling. First edition. First edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 71923

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Title: The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and ...

Publisher: Harper, New York, NY

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues facing Washington today. Award-winning New York Times journalist Philip Taubman illuminates our vulnerability in the face of this pressing terrorist threat—and the unlikely efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they helped create. Bob Woodward calls The Partnership a “brilliant, penetrating study of nuclear threats, present and past,” and David Kennedy writes that it is “indispensable reading for all who would understand the desperate urgency of containing the menace of nuclear proliferation.”

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A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the mostdangerous security issue America faces today—andwe are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven bythis knowledge, five men—all members of the Cold Warbrain trust behind the U.S. nuclear arsenal—have cometogether to combat this threat, leading a movement thatis shaking the nuclear establishment and challengingthe United States and other nations to reconsider theirstrategic policies.

Illuminating and thought-provoking, The Partnershiptells the little-known story of their campaign to reducethe threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminatenuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at thesemen—Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn,William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist SidneyDrell—the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and theirdealings with President Obama and other world leaders.Award-winning journalist Philip Taubman explores themotivations, past conflicts, and current debates that drive,and sometimes strain, their bipartisan partnership.Through their stories, he examines the political andtechnological currents that shaped nuclear strategy duringthe Cold War—including the 1986 Reykjavik summit,at which Reagan and Gorbachev narrowly missed a landmarkagreement to eliminate nuclear weapons—andilluminates how the end of that conflict gave rise to thedangerous realities of today. He reveals the heated discussionstaking place in Washington and in nuclear-weaponslaboratories, and spotlights current threats and the franticefforts of America and its allies to prevent the spread offissile materials.

Meticulously researched and compellingly told, The Partnership demands that we turn our attention to an issuethat has the potential to alter our world order. PhilipTaubman has provided an important and timely storyof science, history, and friendship—of five men whohave decided the time has come to dismantle the nuclearkingdom they worked to build.

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