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Command and Control

Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

By Eric Schlosser
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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

Command and Control (2013) uncovers the disturbing truth behind the troubled and accident-prone US nuclear weapons program. Find out what’s really been going on since World War II, when the first nuclear bomb was invented, and how lucky we are to still be here despite numerous accidents and close calls that could have kicked off Armageddon. If you think the stockpile of nuclear weapons in the United States has always been safely stored under lock and key – think again!

  • Readers interested in nuclear threats past and present
  • History buffs
  • Anti-nuke advocates

Eric Schlosser, an investigative journalist, is the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and the Atlantic, among other publications.

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