Dr. Siegfried Hecker
BOOK RELEASE News:
Join the Los Alamos Historical Society, Dr. Siegfried Hecker and contributing authors for the release of Doomed to Cooperate 7-9 p.m., June 28 in Fuller Lodge.
This new title from Bathtub Row Press presents the story of the US-Russian lab-to-lab cooperation that spanned more than two decades.
Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post–Cold War Nuclear Dangers tells the remarkable story 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.
This two-volume set shares the untold story of lab-to-lab cooperation, and for the first time, many Russian nuclear scientists and leaders share their perspectives on this slice of nuclear history. The book offers thoughts and perspectives from more than 100 American and Russian contributors in papers, vignettes, and interviews.
David Hoffman, author of The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, praises the book, saying, “These remarkable volumes are filled with original material about a crucial moment in history and offer important lessons for the future.”
After the launch of the new book June 28, Doomed to Cooperate will be available at the History Museum Shop in its temporary quarters at 475 20th St., next to the Teen Center. The History Museum and Shop are open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 pm. weekends. The two-volume set is priced at $80.