A Fiery Peace in a Chilly Battle: Bernard Schriever and the Final Weapon
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The US-Soviet arms race, instructed by the story of a colourful and visionary American Air Power officer—melding biography, historical past, world affairs, and science to move the reader forwards and backwards from particular person drama to world stage.
“Compulsively readable and essential.” —The New York Occasions E book Assessment
On this never-before-told story, Neil Sheehan—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nationwide E book Award — particulars American Air Power officer Bernard Schriever’s quest to forestall the Soviet Union from buying nuclear superiority, and describes American efforts to develop the unstoppable nuclear-weapon supply system, the intercontinental ballistic missile, the primary weapons meant to discourage an atomic holocaust moderately than to be fired in anger.
In a sweeping narrative, Sheehan brings to life an enormous forged of a number of the most intriguing characters of the chilly warfare, together with the sensible physicist John Von Neumann, and the hawkish Air Power common, Curtis LeMay.