STALIN & THE BOMB
464 pages, 49 photographs
For forty years the Soviet-American nuclear arms race dominated world politics, yet the Soviet nuclear establishment was shrouded in secrecy. Now that the Cold War is over and the Soviet Union has collapsed, it is possible to answer questions that have intrigued policymakers and the public for years. This book traces the history of the Soviet nuclear policy from the development of physics in the 1920's to the testing of the hydrogen bomb and the emergence of nuclear deterrence in the mid- 1950's.