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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War

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The US-Soviet arms race, told through the story of a colorful and visionary American Air Force officermelding biography, history, world affairs, and science to transport the reader back and forth from individual drama to world stage.
 
"Compulsively readable and important.” —The New York Times Book Review

In this never-before-told story, Neil Sheehan—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award — details American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever’s quest to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, and describes American efforts to develop the unstoppable nuclear-weapon delivery system, the intercontinental ballistic missile, the first weapons meant to deter an atomic holocaust rather than to be fired in anger.  
 
In a sweeping narrative, Sheehan brings to life a huge cast of some of the most intriguing characters of the cold war, including the brilliant physicist John Von Neumann, and the hawkish Air Force general, Curtis LeMay.  


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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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  • Release date: November 17, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307741400
  • Release date: November 17, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307741400
  • File size: 5737 KB
  • Release date: November 17, 2009

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The US-Soviet arms race, told through the story of a colorful and visionary American Air Force officermelding biography, history, world affairs, and science to transport the reader back and forth from individual drama to world stage.
 
"Compulsively readable and important.” —The New York Times Book Review

In this never-before-told story, Neil Sheehan—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award — details American Air Force officer Bernard Schriever’s quest to prevent the Soviet Union from acquiring nuclear superiority, and describes American efforts to develop the unstoppable nuclear-weapon delivery system, the intercontinental ballistic missile, the first weapons meant to deter an atomic holocaust rather than to be fired in anger.  
 
In a sweeping narrative, Sheehan brings to life a huge cast of some of the most intriguing characters of the cold war, including the brilliant physicist John Von Neumann, and the hawkish Air Force general, Curtis LeMay.  


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