AUTHORScheer, Robert
TITLEWith Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War
PUBLISHERRandom House, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY

Written by a journalist, this book reviews the administration of President Ronald Reagan after a little more than a year in office; it focuses on the concept that a nuclear war could be protracted and winnable, an idea Reagan supported. The author obviously disagrees with that view and finds it horrifying that people could actually plan for winning a nuclear war. The book describes the influential anti-Soviet group, the Committee on the Present Danger, and the role of its members in the Reagan administration. It also examines Team B, a group of analysts chosen by the then CIA director, George H. W. Bush, and given access to CIA records, and the influence of Team B on the government's assessment of Soviet military strength. The author concludes that the people in power who are seriously discussing the concept of winning a nuclear war are endangering the country and deliberately lying. The book has extensive notes and appendices containing eight interviews, including interviews with Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

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