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The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies, and Crises

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. EDT

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During the four decades of the Cold War, there were periods of intense crisis, when, almost by accident, the world was spared nuclear war. Arthur T. Downey’s The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies, and Crisesis a thorough look at the people and doctrines that helped avoid global catastrophe. From the Cuban Missile Crisis to East German uprisings, McCarthyism to loyalty oaths, The Cold War is the singular story of an uncommon time in world history. A book signing follows the program.


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