Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xxiii, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The evolution of Andrei Sakharov's thinking / Serge Schmemann
The scientist as prophet : Sakharov's world and ours / J. Bryan Hehir
The soul and Sakharov / William Swing
Environmental effects of nuclear war / Raymond Jeanloz
Decoding the biosphere and the infectious disease threat / Lucy Shapiro
Diagnosis, reinvented for the individual / Elizabeth Holmes
The Sakharov conditions, disruptive technologies, and human rights / Christopher Stubbs
New dilemmas in ethics, technology, and war : Sakharov's principles in today's world / James O. Ellis Jr.
A military perspective / Jim Mattis
Moral reasoning and practical purpose / David Holloway
A global commons : a vision whose time has come / James E. Goodby.
Andrei Sakharov holds an honored place in the pantheon of the world's greatest scientists, reformers, and champions of human rights. But his embrace of human rights did not come through a sudden conversion; he came to it in stages. Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution conference focused on Sakharov's life and principles, this book tells the compelling story of his metamorphosis from a distinguished physical scientist into a courageous, outspoken dissident humanitarian voice. His extraordinary life saw him go from playing the leading role in designing and building the most powerful thermonuclear weapon (the so-called hydrogen bomb) ever exploded to demanding an end to the testing of such weapons and their eventual elimination. The essays detail his transformation, as he appealed first to his scientific colleagues abroad and then tomankind at large, for solidarity in resolving the growing threats to human survival-many of which stemmed from science and technology. Ultimately, the distinguished contributors show how the work and thinking of this eminent Russian nuclear physicist and courageous human rights campaigner can help find solutions to the nuclear threats of today. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918958 20160619
Book — xxvi, 214 pages : maps, illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
The celebrated pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was the rave of Paris, London, and New York audiences in the early twentieth century, with annual concert tours across the continents. But during World War I, Paderewski set music aside and turned to politics, becoming an eloquent spokesman for the country of his birth, Poland, then occupied by the empires of Russia, Germany, and Austria. Through his fame as a musician, Paderewski gained access to the top political leadership of France, Britain, and the United States. His devoted wife and collaborator, Helena, facilitated and accompanied virtually his every move. She is one of the key sources on the historical events in which she participated or her husband told her about. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918644 20160619
Book — xvi, 168 pages,  pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Ronald Reagan's Cold War strategy was well established in his first year in office and did not change throughout his presidency. It was to make absolutely sure in the minds of the Soviets that they too would be destroyed in a nuclear war--even as Reagan sought an alternative through strategic defense to make nuclear missiles obsolete and thus eliminate the possibility of an all-out nuclear war. This book offers new perspectives on Ronald Reagan's primary accomplishment as president--persuading the Soviets to reduce their nuclear arsenals and end the Cold War. It details how he achieved this success and in the process explains why Americans consider Reagan one of our greatest presidents. The authors examine the decisions Reagan made during his presidency that made his success possible and review Reagan's critical negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev--ending with the 1988 Moscow Summit that effectively ended the Cold War. They present Gorbachev's thoughts on Reagan as a great man and a great president 20 years after he left office. But ultimately, they reveal the depth of Reagan's vision of a world safe from nuclear weapons, painting a clear portrait of a Cold Warrior who saw the possibility of moving beyond that war. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918354 20160618