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

Book
Published 2018
Item Details
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.

ISBN:
9781476760377
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description:
xx, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
"July 2018"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-349) and index.
Contents:
Part I. Decapitation. Détente's rise and fall ; Toward protracted nuclear war ; Decapitation ; Man in the gap ; Project RYAN ; Warning ; Zero-zero ; Ivy League '82 ; Bogging down ; The view from London
Part II. To the brink. 1983 ; The Evil Empire ; SDI and sabotage ; Provocations ; Diamonds ; Spy vs. spy ; Green shoots ; The Phantom (part I) ; The Phantom (part II) ; The day before the day after ; Able Archer 83 ; FLASH telegram ; Validate and authenticate ; Open hatches
Part III. Endgame(s). Sacrifice ; Warning of war ; Ivan and Anya ; What did we miss? ; Arguing on behalf of Soviet fears ; How can this be? ; Roll the dice ; A new hope : but still, Star Wars? ; Not to miss the chance ; To Geneva.
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