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The Resource The brink : President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983, Marc Ambinder

The brink : President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983, Marc Ambinder

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The brink : President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983
Title
The brink
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President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983
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Marc Ambinder
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eng
Summary
The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) into the field, placing them on a three-minute alert? Marc Ambinder explains the anxious period between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1982 to 1984, with the "Able Archer '83" war game as the fulcrum of the tension. With astonishing and clarifying new details, he recounts the scary series of the close encounters that tested the limits of ordinary humans and powerful leaders alike. Ambinder explains how political leadership ultimately triumphed over misunderstandings, helping the two countries maintain a fragile peace. Ambinder provides a comprehensive and chilling account of the nuclear command and control process, from intelligence warnings to the composition of the nuclear codes themselves. And he affords glimpses into the secret world of a preemptive electronic attack that scared the Soviet Union into action. Ambinder's account reads like a thriller, recounting the spy-versus-spy games that kept both countries--and the world--in check. From geopolitics in Moscow and Washington, to sweat-caked soldiers fighting in the trenches of the Cold War, to high-stakes war games across NATO and the Warsaw Pact, The Brink serves as the definitive intelligence, nuclear, and national security history of one of the most precarious times in recent memory
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Documents the story of the 1983 war game that intensified nuclear brinkmanship between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union, recounting a series of close calls that tested period leadership over the course of an anxious two-year nuclear stalemate. Illustrations
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10677518
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T7B
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Ambinder, Marc
Dewey number
355.5/209409048
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Europe
  • Military maneuvers
  • Nuclear crisis control
  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Cold War
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adult
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President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983
Label
The brink : President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983, Marc Ambinder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-308) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1960140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 364 pages
Isbn
9781476760377
Lccn
bl2018080040
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781476760377
  • (OCoLC)1042329649
Label
The brink : President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983, Marc Ambinder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-308) 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
Control code
1960140
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 364 pages
Isbn
9781476760377
Lccn
bl2018080040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476760377
  • (OCoLC)1042329649

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