Command and Control

Schlosser, Eric

| 2009

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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 of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, "Command and Control" interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that...

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