Command and Control
Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of SafetyDownloadable Audiobook - 2013
Mother Jones"Easily the most unsettling work of nonfiction I've ever read... the book is beyond relevant. It's critical reading in a nation with thousands of nukes still on hair-trigger alert."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 resolvedђ́ؤand 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...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2013
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Characteristics: audio file digital,stereo,Digital recording 1 online resource (17 audio files) : digital