In a new book, award-winning journalist Philip Taubman tells the intimate story of five men—George Shultz, William Perry, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, and Stanford physicist Sidney Drell—and their campaign to reduce the threat of a nuclear attack and, ultimately, eliminate nuclear weapons altogether.
Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues facing Washington today. Taubman illuminates our vulnerability in the face of this pressing terrorist threat--and the unlikely efforts of five key Cold War players to eliminate the nuclear arsenal they helped create.
The New York Times called it “fascinating and haunting.”
"The Partnership is a richly detailed account one of the most important issues of our time - the management and future of the world's nuclear arsenal. Taubman brings this compelling subject to life with original reporting and vivid descriptions of the major players. It's a book that should be on the bedside of every presidential candidate, national affairs journalist and engaged citizen." - Tom Brokaw
Bob Woodward calls it a “brilliant, penetrating study... Readers will tremble at the dangers the world has faced and still faces today.”