The Partnership by Philip Taubman
Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

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Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues facing Washington today. Award-winning New York Times journalist Philip Taubman illuminates our vulnerability in the face of this pressing terrorist threat—and the unlikely efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they helped create. Bob Woodward calls The Partnership a “brilliant, penetrating study of nuclear threats, present and past,” and David Kennedy writes that it is “indispensable reading for all who would understand the desperate urgency of containing the menace of nuclear proliferation.”
 

About Philip Taubman

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Philip Taubman worked for the New York Times for thirty years as a reporter and editor, including stints as chief of both the Washington and Moscow bureaus. He has also worked at Esquire and Time magazines. He was twice awarded the George Polk Award-for National Reporting in 1981 and for Foreign Affairs Reporting in 1983. Since retiring from the Times in 2008, he has been a consulting professor at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Harper. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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(See Robert De Niro’s film The Good Shepherd for worse.) Second, Taubman shows how influential these old Cold Warriors have been in shaping the policy of the present administration and its “ambitious nuclear agenda,” providing a useful look at the way in which such decisions are made and shaped.

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A journalist examines the unlikely campaign of five cold war veterans to eliminate our nuclear arsenal.

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The New York Times

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A journalist examines the unlikely campaign of five cold war veterans to eliminate our nuclear arsenal.

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Former officials who seek to save the world by banning the bomb might in fact make it less stable.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

In a strange turn of history, the threat of global nuclear war has gone down, but the risk of a nuclear attack has not.” Taubman concludes: “Many defense planners and politicians remain enthralled by the concept of nuclear deterrence.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Taubman ably revisits many of the classic set pieces of the Cold War - the Cuban missile crisis, the Jasons scientific-advisory team, the nuclear alert during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, and the 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit at Reykjavik, Iceland (the first time nuclear abolition was seriously disc...

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