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핵 벼랑을 걷다
윌리엄 페리 회고록
윌리엄 J. 페리 지음 / 정소영 옮김
출간일 : 2016년 11월 16일
ISBN : 9788936486075
페이지수 : 392 / 판형 : 신국판(양장)
분야 : 역사, 인문, 회고록
전생애에 걸쳐 핵과 싸워온 윌리엄 페리 前 미 국방장관의 회고
『핵 벼랑을 걷다: 윌리엄 페리 회고록』(원제: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink)은 윌리엄 페리 전(前) 미 국방장관이 자신의 생애를 통틀어 벌어진 핵과 전쟁의 일화들을 돌아보며 특히 1960년부터 2010년대까지 핵안보 외교를 중심으로 한 자신의 활동을 기록한 책이다. 수학 박사학위를 받은 촉망받는 연구자이자 첨단위성기술 개발자이며 전문경영인이었던 한 개인이 어쩌다 냉전의 [...]
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미국 스탠퍼드대학 명예교수. 1927년 태어나 1957년 펜실베이니아 주립대학에서 수학 박사학위를 받았다. 이후 통신 및 군기술 분야의 민간회사 경영진으로 있다가, 1977년 카터 행정부에서 국방부 연구기술 차관으로임명되었고 스텔스기 개발을 적극 추진하는 데 앞장섰다. 클린턴 행정부에서 [...]
"Few have witnessed as many turning points in the history of the nuclear age as Bill Perry, and no one at all has contributed so much to human safety from this danger." - Ashton Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defence
I know of no person who understands the science and politics of modern weaponry better than William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. When a man of such unquestioned experience and intelligence issues the stark nuclear warning that is central to his recent memoir, we should take heed. Perry is forthright when he says: “Today, the danger of some sort of a nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was during the Cold War and most people are blissfully unaware of this danger.” He also tells us that the nuclear danger is “growing greater every year” and that even a single nuclear detonation “could destroy our way of life. - Jerry Brown, Governor of California
My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe. It tells the story of his coming of age in the nuclear era, his role in trying to shape and contain it, and how his thinking has changed about the threat these weapons pose.
In a remarkable career, Perry has dealt firsthand with the changing nuclear threat. Decades of experience and special access to top-secret knowledge of strategic nuclear options have given Perry a unique, and chilling, vantage point from which to conclude that nuclear weapons endanger [...]
About the authors
William J. Perry was the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States from February 1994 to January 1997. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Defense (1993–1994) and as Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (1977–1981). He is the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at Stanford University
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