The Dead Hand by David E. Hoffman

This riveting narrative history of the end of the arms race sheds new light on the frightening last chapters of the Cold War and the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.

In the first full account of how the arms race finally ended, The Dead Hand provides an unprecedented look at the inner motives and secret decisions of each side.

For additional information on related subjects, read the articles below by David E. Hoffman:

- Half a Ton of Uranium—and a Long Flight in the Washington Post.
- How Gorbachev Slowed the Arms Race” in the Washington Post.
- Bringing the Soviet Military-Industrial Complex to Life in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Visit thedeadhandbook.com for additional news coverage, to read the prologue, and much more.