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My journey at the nuclear brink, William J. Perry

Label
My journey at the nuclear brink
Title
My journey at the nuclear brink
Statement of responsibility
William J. Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457163
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, William James
Dewey number
355.02/17092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear arms control
  • United States
  • Perry, William James
  • Perry, William James
  • Military policy
  • Nuclear arms control
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
My journey at the nuclear brink, William J. Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cuban Missile Crisis : a nuclear nightmare -- A fire in the sky -- The rise of the Soviet missile threat and the race for data to understand it -- An original Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the advance of spy technology -- A call to serve -- Implementing the offset strategy and the emergence of stealth technology -- Buildup of the US nuclear force -- Nuclear alerts, arms control, and missed opportunities in nonproliferation -- The under secretary as diplomat -- Back in civilian life : the Cold War ends, but the nuclear journey continues -- A return to Washington : the new challenge of "loose nukes" and the lurching reform of defense acquisition -- I become secretary of defense -- Dismantling nuclear weapons and the legacy of Nunn-Lugar -- The crisis with North Korea : containing an emerging nuclear state -- Ratifying Start II and battling over the Test Ban Treaty -- NATO, peacekeeping in Bosnia, and the rise of security ties with Russia -- The "immaculate invasion" of Haiti and forging ties for western hemispheric security -- The "iron logic" between military capability and quality of life -- A farewell to arms -- The fall of security ties with Russia -- Seeking common ground with China, India, Pakistan, and Iran -- The North Korean policy review : triumph and tragedy -- Fiasco in Iraq : then and now -- Former "cold warriors" offer a new vision -- A way forward : hope for a world without nuclear weapons
Control code
ocn908990517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780804796811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)908990517
Label
My journey at the nuclear brink, William J. Perry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cuban Missile Crisis : a nuclear nightmare -- A fire in the sky -- The rise of the Soviet missile threat and the race for data to understand it -- An original Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the advance of spy technology -- A call to serve -- Implementing the offset strategy and the emergence of stealth technology -- Buildup of the US nuclear force -- Nuclear alerts, arms control, and missed opportunities in nonproliferation -- The under secretary as diplomat -- Back in civilian life : the Cold War ends, but the nuclear journey continues -- A return to Washington : the new challenge of "loose nukes" and the lurching reform of defense acquisition -- I become secretary of defense -- Dismantling nuclear weapons and the legacy of Nunn-Lugar -- The crisis with North Korea : containing an emerging nuclear state -- Ratifying Start II and battling over the Test Ban Treaty -- NATO, peacekeeping in Bosnia, and the rise of security ties with Russia -- The "immaculate invasion" of Haiti and forging ties for western hemispheric security -- The "iron logic" between military capability and quality of life -- A farewell to arms -- The fall of security ties with Russia -- Seeking common ground with China, India, Pakistan, and Iran -- The North Korean policy review : triumph and tragedy -- Fiasco in Iraq : then and now -- Former "cold warriors" offer a new vision -- A way forward : hope for a world without nuclear weapons
Control code
ocn908990517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 234 pages
Isbn
9780804796811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)908990517

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