Former LANL Director Dr. Sig Hecker signing the book for LANL Director Dr. Charlie McMillan. Courtesy photo
HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:
Bathtub Row Press, the publishing house of the Los Alamos Historical Society, released this week Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers, a two-volume, 976-page series of essays edited by former laboratory director Siegfried Hecker.
The book tells the remarkable stories of nuclear scientists from two former enemy nations, the United States and Russia, who reached across political, geographic, and cultural divides to confront, together, the new nuclear threats that resulted from the collapse of the Soviet Union. It shares the untold story of lab-to- lab cooperation, both the technical aspects and the human-interest stories. In the book, for the first time, many Russian nuclear scientists and leaders share their perspectives on this slice of nuclear history.
Doomed to Cooperate is available in the Los Alamos History Museum’s temporary space at 475 20 th St., Suite C, or online here. The retail price is $80. Members of the Los Alamos Historical Society receive a 10 percent discount.