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Hey, Nigel.

The Star Wars enigma behind the scenes of the Cold War race for missile defense / [electronic resource] : Nigel Hey. - 1st ed. - Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2006. - 1 online resource (xii, 275 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill., map.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-269) and index.

Shooting down nukes -- The Sputnik revolution -- Lasers versus missiles -- Reagan takes the reins -- Sci-fi weapons and strategic defense -- The presidential thunderbolt -- Shaping SDI -- A year to test nations -- Rescuing the infant SDI -- Ronnie, Maggie, and Mike -- Showdown at the chateau -- The beginning of the end -- The velvet revolution -- Bluff, fear, confusion, and hope.

9781612343297 (electronic bk.) 1612343295 (electronic bk.)


Cold War (1945-1989)


1900 - 1999


Strategic Defense Initiative--History.
Ballistic missile defenses--United States.
Nuclear weapons--Soviet Union.
Cold War.
Science and state--History--United States--20th century.
Strategic Defense Initiative.
Strategische Verteidigungsinitiative.
Ost-West-Konflikt.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
Ballistic missile defenses.
International relations.
Nuclear weapons.
Political science.
Science and state.
Strategic Defense Initiative.


United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.
United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
Verenigde Staten.
Sovjet-Unie.
USA.
Soviet Union.
United States.


Electronic books.
History.

UG743 / .H39 2006eb

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