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Command and control

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Schlosser
ISBN: 9781594202278 1594202273
OCLC Number: 318411575
Description: pages cm
Contents: Author's note --
Selected cast of characters --
Acronyms and abbreviations --
The Titan --
Not good --
New wave --
No lone zone --
Spheres within spheres --
Potential hazards --
Machinery of control --
The best, the biggest, and the most --
In violation --
Megadeath --
Accidents will happen --
Acceptable risks --
The optimum mix --
Breaking in --
Out of control --
Decapitation --
The brink --
An abnornal environment --
Damascus --
Balanced and unbalanced --
The wrong tape --
Like hell --
Con.rm or deny --
The end --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Eric Schlosser.

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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.

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