PARTNERSHIP

by Philip Taubman

October 16, 2012 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Published: October 16, 2012

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999723227

ISBN - 13: 9780999723227

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PARTNERSHIP

by Philip Taubman

Format: Hardcover

Published: October 16, 2012

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999723227

ISBN - 13: 9780999723227

About the Book

A terrorist attack with nuclear weapons is the most dangerous security issue America faces today--and we are far more vulnerable than we realize. Driven by this knowledge, five men--all members of the Cold War brain trust behind the U.S. nuclear arsenal--have come together to combat this threat, leading a movement that is shaking the nuclear establishment and challenging the United States and other nations to reconsider their strategic policies.

Illuminating and thought-provoking, "The Partnership" tells the little-known story of their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether. It is an intimate look at these men--Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and the renowned Stanford physicist Sidney Drell--the origins of their unlikely joint effort, and their dealings with President Obama and other world leaders. Award-winning journalist Philip Taubman explores the motivations, past conflicts, and current debates that drive, and sometimes strain, their bipartisan partnership. Through their stories, he examines the political and technological currents that shaped nuclear strategy during the Cold War--including the 1986 Reykjavik summit, at which Reagan and Gorbachev narrowly missed a landmark agreement to eliminate nuclear weapons--and illuminates how the end of that conflict gave rise to the dangerous realities of today. He reveals the heated discussions taking place in Washington and in nuclear-weapons laboratories, and spotlights current threats and the frantic efforts of America and its allies to prevent the spread of fissile materials.

Meticulously researched and compellingly told, "The Partnership" demands that we turn our attention to an issue that has the potential to alter our world order. Philip Taubman has provided an important and timely story of science, history, and friendship--of five men who have decided the time has come to dismantle the nuclear kingdom they worked to build.

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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.

About the Author

Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times for thirty years as a reporter and editor, includingstints as chief of both the Washington and Moscow bureaus.He has also worked at Esquire and Time magazines. Hewas twice awarded the George Polk Award—for NationalReporting in 1981 and for Foreign Affairs Reporting in1983. Since retiring from the Times in 2008, he has beena consulting professor at Stanford University’s Center forInternational Security and Cooperation. He lives in theSan Francisco bay Area.

Editorial Reviews

?The Partnership artfully weaves the threads of five notable lives into a fascinating account of nuclear strategizing over the last five decades. This unfailingly compelling narrative is indispensable reading for all who would understand the desperate urgency of containing the menace of nuclear proliferation.? (David Kennedy, Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University)
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