Prescription for survival [electronic resource] :a doctor's journey to end nuclear madness / Bernard Lown.
By: Lown, B. (Bernard).Material type: BookSeries: BK currents book: Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xi, 436 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781576757857 (electronic bk.); 1576757854 (electronic bk.); 9781609944346 (electronic bk.); 1609944348 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War -- History | Nuclear warfare -- Health aspects | Nuclear warfare -- Environmental aspects | Nuclear disarmament | Cold War | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | Lown, B. (Bernard) | Lown, B. (Bernard) | International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War | Nuclear Warfare -- Soviet Union -- History | Nuclear Warfare -- United States -- History | History, 20th Century -- Soviet Union | History, 20th Century -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / HistoricalGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 363.35092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-423) and index.
The final epidemic -- Early Russian connections -- The sudden cardiac death task force : US-Soviet collaboration -- The friendship strategy : building trust to sustain life -- "For your six-month-old grandson" -- "You can't trust the Russians" : a fragile alliance in Geneva -- "Doctors of the world, unite!" -- "More sweat, less blood" -- Cambridge, England : the military brass came marching in -- We dominate Soviet TV for one hour -- The Catholic church defends my left flank -- "Pay attention to Gorbachev!" "But who is he?" -- A nuclear game of chicken : Reagan leads the Cold War -- Message for tomorrow : the Third Congress, Amsterdam -- Brinkmanship : KAL Flight 007 shot down -- Andropov's message in a time of crisis -- The year without a summer : nuclear winter -- "No arsonist will be invited!" -- Endless daylight in Helsinki -- Mothers fight back -- "No peace without justice" -- Gorbachev challenges the nuclear status quo -- The medical prescription : no trust required -- The Nobel prize : my mother expected it -- A space traveler's puzzle -- Cooperation, not confrontation : a long conversation with Gorbachev.
Description based on print version record.
Tells the story of how a group of Soviet and American doctors came together to stop nuclear proliferation and ended up winning the Nobel Peace Prize and influencing the course of history. This book also sheds light on what really drove and still drives the nuclear arms race, and the importance of citizen involvement in social change efforts.