One of Carter's six favorite books about the Cold War, as shared with The Week magazine:
Arms and Influence by Thomas SchellingRead about the other entries on the list.
If you want to understand both the cleverness and the chilly pragmatism of America's Cold War strategy, read Nobel laureate Schelling's at once accessible and compelling 1966 book. You'll likely look at today's conflicts through very different eyes.
Influential books: Thomas C. Schelling.
Writers Read: Thomas C. Schelling (August 2007).