PARTNERSHIP

Hardcover | October 16, 2012

byPhilip Taubman

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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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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 es...

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 fro...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 16, 2012Language:English

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?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)