The Dead Hand
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Front cover of The Dead Hand
|Author||David E. Hoffman|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|LC Class||U264.H645 2009|
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy is the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction written by Washington Post contributing editor David E. Hoffman.
The book is based on a large number of published and unpublished sources, including interviews with political leaders, scientists, military officials and diplomats. The Russian automatic nuclear-control system known as "Dead Hand" is described in detail.
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