How the End Begins

The Road to a Nuclear World War III

by Ron Rosenbaum

How the End Begins

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Book Summary

The best-selling author of Explaining Hitler presents a sobering analysis of how close the world has come to nuclear annihilation and why he believes we are once again on the brink, citing such factors as the Obama administration's intention to cut nuclear stockpiles and the expiration of a warhead quantity treaty.

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During the Cold War, many people around the world lived in daily fear of a nuclear holocaust. But just two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, most Americans are more likely to fear an act of terrorism than nuclear annihilation. Ron Rosenbaum, author of How the End Begins, says we forget about the global nuclear threat at our peril. Rosenbaum tells NPR's Neal Conan that after 1991, "we took what's called a holiday from history. ... I wrote the book as a warning that we need

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