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Armageddon insurance : civil defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991 / Edward M. Geist.

Author/creator Geist, Edward author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Descriptionxii, 323 pages ; 25 cm.
Subject(s)
Portion of title Civil defense in the United States and Soviet Union, 1945-1991
Series The new Cold War history
New Cold War history. ^A683211
Abstract "The dangerous, decades-long arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War begged a fundamental question: how did these superpowers actually plan to survive a nuclear strike? In Armageddon insurance, the first historical account of Soviet civil defense and a pioneering reappraisal of its American counterpart, Edward M. Geist compares how the two superpowers tried, and mostly failed, to reinforce their societies to withstand the ultimate catastrophe"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2018018512
ISBN9781469645247 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1469645246 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN9781469645254 paperback alkaline paper
ISBN1469645254 paperback alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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