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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
 
 
Author
Neil Sheehan.
Publisher Random House  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9780679422846
Pages/Publication Date 534/2009
Daedalus Item Code 21510
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"As he did unforgettably in A Bright Shining Lie, [Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Neil] Sheehan here tells the story both of a warrior and of a war, in this case a cold one. The warrior is Bernard Schriever, a pilot who was 'the handsomest general in the United States Air Force,' and the organizing force behind the intercontinental ballistic missile program. The I.C.B.M., as Schriever put it, was the weapon with the 'highest probability of not being used.' Schriever is a charismatic figure, and the supporting characters are fascinating, too: General Curtis LeMay, who, after one showdown, challenged Schriever to a judo match; the brothers Ed and Ted Hall, one the father of the Minuteman and the other a Russian spy; and John von Neumann, the theorist of Mutual Assured Destruction."The New Yorker
 
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