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  • Eric Schlosser
  • Command and Control 

    Dieser Artikel gilt, aufgrund seiner Grösse, beim Versand als 3 Artikel!

    Lieferstatus:   Vorankündigung
    Veröffentlichung:  ANGEKÜNDIGT  
    Genre:  Ratgeber 
    ISBN:  9781594202278 
    Verlag:  Penguin LCC US 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 242 mm / B 172 mm / D 53 mm 
    Gewicht:  979 gr 
    Seiten:  632 
    Bewertung: Keine Bewertung vor Veröffentlichung möglich.
    The author of "Fast Food Nation" blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat we face from nuclear weapons. At the height of the cold war in the American heartland, a combination of human error, aging equipment, mismanagement, and bad luck threatened to set off a nuclear weapon far more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. In unprecedented you-are-there detail, Schlosser uses this long-forgotten incident to examine the nuclear near misses of the past sixty years. He also pays tribute to the American scientists, engineers, and military officers who struggled to ensure that nuclear weapons wouldnat go off by accidentaor by the deliberate acts of madmen and fanatics. It is miraculous, Schlosser concludes, that an American city has not yet been destroyed by a nuclear weapon. And there is no guarantee that such good luck will last. A former secretary of defense and a former dean of Harvardas Kennedy School of Government have both suggested the odds are about even that a nuclear weapon will be detonated on American soil by the end of this decade. More than global warming or economic upheaval, this is the greatest danger we now face. "Command and Control" takes us into nuclear weapons laboratories, missile silos, and the cockpits of B-52 bombers to show how perilously close we have come to disaster. Schlosser does not offer a simplistic condemnation of military warmongers or irresponsible leadership. Indeed, he finds much to admire in the men and women who risked their livesaand sometimes lost themain order to keep America safe in the nuclear age. It is a saga of technological ingenuity and blind faith in science, of personal heroism and bureaucratic incompetence, of a desperate need for control and the ultimate illusion of control. It is a sobering account of how many lives can depend on the proper functioning of a single switch. "Command and Control" unveils the risks faced by every country that chooses to possess nuclear weapons. Drawing upon recently declassified documents and interviews with arms designers, defense mavens, and the crews who manned our arsenal, Schlosser does far more than sound the alarm about todayas nuclear threat. In much the same way that "Fast Food Nation" used our industrial food system to paint a sweeping portrait of American society, "Command and Control" shows how a system designed to control our nuclear weapons has come to endanger and control us.

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