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My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink
A Book

by William Perry

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2015-11-11
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0804797145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose. In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand with the changing nuclear threat. Decades of experience and special access to top-secret knowledge of strategic nuclear options have given Perry a unique, and chilling, vantage point from which to conclude that nuclear weapons endanger our security rather than securing it. This book traces his thought process as he journeys from the Cuban Missile Crisis, to crafting a defense strategy in the Carter Administration to offset the Soviets' numeric superiority in conventional forces, to presiding over the dismantling of more than 8,000 nuclear weapons in the Clinton Administration, and to his creation in 2007, with George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger, of the Nuclear Security Project to articulate their vision of a world free from nuclear weapons and to lay out the urgent steps needed to reduce nuclear dangers.

The Human Factor

The Human Factor
Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War

by Archie Brown

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-04
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0190614897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this penetrating analysis of the role of political leadership in the Cold War's ending, Archie Brown shows why the popular view that Western economic and military strength left the Soviet Union with no alternative but to admit defeat is wrong. To understand the significance of the parts played by Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in East-West relations in the second half of the 1980s, Brown addresses several specific questions: What were the values and assumptions of these leaders, and how did their perceptions evolve? What were the major influences on them? To what extent were they reflecting the views of their own political establishment or challenging them? How important for ending the East-West standoff were their interrelations? Would any of the realistically alternative leaders of their countries at that time have pursued approximately the same policies? The Cold War got colder in the early 1980s and the relationship between the two military superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, each of whom had the capacity to annihilate the other, was tense. By the end of the decade, East-West relations had been utterly transformed, with most of the dividing lines - including the division of Europe - removed. Engagement between Gorbachev and Reagan was a crucial part of that process of change. More surprising was Thatcher's role. Regarded by Reagan as his ideological and political soulmate, she formed also a strong and supportive relationship with Gorbachev (beginning three months before he came to power). Promoting Gorbachev in Washington as 'a man to do business with', she became, in the words of her foreign policy adviser Sir Percy Cradock, 'an agent of influence in both directions'.

The Button

The Button
The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump

by William J. Perry,Tom Z. Collina

  • Publisher : Benbella Books
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9781948836999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb.

We Made a Difference

We Made a Difference
My Personal Journey with Women Strike for Peace

by Ethel Barol Taylor

  • Publisher : Camino Books Incorporated
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the founding members of Women Strike for Peace recalls the origins of this group, the Vietnam War era & her personal involvement with the peace movement.

Greenpeace Quarterly

Greenpeace Quarterly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Library Journal

Library Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

Growing Up on The Times

Growing Up on The Times
A Book

by Louis Heren

  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of the author's times as foreign correspondent of The Times, of the places he went to and the people he met and the crises he observed.

Long Journey

Long Journey
Contemporary Northwest Poets

by David Biespiel

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For poetry enthusiasts, readers interested in Northwest literature, younger poets looking for outstanding poets in the region, and students of creative writing, Long Journey offers a rich view of the poetry of our time and place. Featuring the work of poets from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana. Book jacket.

Travels of Possessed Women on the Brink of Memory: Embodied Faith, Nostalgia, and Fear in Modern Japan

Travels of Possessed Women on the Brink of Memory: Embodied Faith, Nostalgia, and Fear in Modern Japan
A Book

by Mukund Subramanian

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just as I Am

Just as I Am
A Book

by Harvey Cox

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Illustrated Weekly of India

The Illustrated Weekly of India
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest
Author/title Index, 1905-1974

by Leslie Dunmore-Leiber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Weapons of Mass Destruction
Opposing Viewpoints

by Jennifer A. Hurley

  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays explores the controversy surrounding the development and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons

Footpaths in the Painted City

Footpaths in the Painted City
An Indian Journey

by Sadia Shepard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sadia Shepard's mother was Muslim, her father Catholic. But when she found out her Pakistani grandmother had been born Jewish in Bombay, she set out to discover the disappearing Jews of India - and uncover her own roots.Sadia Shepard grew up in a joyful, chaotic home in Boston. Her father, a white Protestant from Colorado, and her mother, a Muslim from Pakistan, cherished their disparate customs and religious backgrounds, and created a household full of stories and storytellers, where cultures intertwined. But at the age of thirteen, Sadia learned that there was another story which she had never been told. Her beloved maternal grandmother was not born a Muslim like the rest of her Pakistani family. Instead, she had begun her life as Rachel Jacobs - a member of a tiny Indian-Jewish community. The Bene Israel believe they are descended from one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, shipwrecked on India's Konkan coast over two thousand years ago. Sadia headed to India in search of the Bene Israel community, wanting to understand their unique traditions, and to fulfill a promise she made to her grandmother before she died. Weaving together the story of her grandparents' secret marriage with an evocative account of a little-known and dying Jewish community, Footpaths in the Painted City is a beautifully affecting depiction of a young woman's attempt to come to terms with her family's past in order to shape her own future. It is an unforgettable story of lost stories, shrouded identities, forbidden love and, above all, self-discovery.

Simple, Not Easy

Simple, Not Easy
Reflections on Community, Social Responsibility and Tolerance

by Terrence J. Roberts

  • Publisher : Parkhurst Brothers Incorporated Pub
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Key speeches and public addresses by the noted African-American psychologist and educator reflect the Congressional Gold Medal winner's core values and concerns on such topics as ethics, racism, community, family, education, and the personal impact of being one of the Little Rock Nine in 1957.

British National Film & Video Catalogue

British National Film & Video Catalogue
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frontline

Frontline
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989-05-22
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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