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The Resource Command and control, Eric Schlosser

Command and control, Eric Schlosser

Label
Command and control
Title
Command and control
Statement of responsibility
Eric Schlosser
Title variation
Command & control
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking 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? Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser reveals that this question has never been resolved, and why nuclear weapons still pose a grave risk to mankind. Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas, where a single crew struggled to prevent the explosion of the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States, with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policymakers and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can't be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view
Summary
Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
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326892
Cataloging source
BT
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Schlosser, Eric
Dewey number
363.1799
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Titan (Missile)
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
Target audience
adult
Label
Command and control, Eric Schlosser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051923877
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 632 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846141492
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Command and control, Eric Schlosser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051923877
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 632 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846141492
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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