My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

Written By William Perry
My Journey at the Nuclear Brink
  • Publsiher : Stanford Security Studies
  • Release : 11 November 2015
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
  • Pages : 276 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink
  • Author : William Perry
  • Publisher : Stanford Security Studies
  • Release Date : 2015-11-11
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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Summary : My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has ...

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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
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  • Total pages : 640
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-04
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
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  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-04-22
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Release Date : 2017-08-25
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Total pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-09
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780804797122
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