Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

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The New Yorker

"Excellent... hair-raising... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written." (Louis Menand)

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons… (more)

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For anyone who thinks the end of the Cold War lessened the danger of nuclear conflict, Schlosser says, the opposite is now true.

Schlosser has written a powerful reminder that nuclear weapons are never really "safe" despite the fact that safety measures have so far worked. President Obama's call to eliminate nuclear weapons has so far failed to receive significant popular support. This book might help to change that.

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Book Details  


Publisher: The Penguin Press (September 17, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 656 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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