“The virtues of How the End Begins
are numerous and impressive . . . this is a deep meditation on the role, meaning, and possible consequences of nuclear weapons in our time.”
—Michael Anton, The Weekly Standard
"Is there a scenario in which nuclear retaliation would be moral? Rosenbaum’s answer is a definitive no. Any reader of this upsetting book will be convinced that he’s right."
--Nathaniel Rich, The Daily Beast
About the Author
is the bestselling author of Explaining Hitler
, The Shakespeare Wars
, and The Secret Parts of Fortune
, among other books.
His work has appeared in The New York Times
, The Atlantic
, and The New Yorker
. He writes a column for Slate
and lives in New York City.