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Raven Rock : the story of the U.S. government's secret plan to save itself -- while the rest of us die

Author: Garrett M Graff
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"The eye-opening true story of the government's secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil--a narrative that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. For sixty years, the U.S. government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett M Graff
ISBN: 9781476735405 1476735409 9781476735429 1476735425
OCLC Number: 971248821
Language Note: Englsih.
Description: xxv, 529 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Project S-1 --
Mr. Rance --
Campbell --
The Beard Lot project --
Apple Jack alert --
The spirit of Camp David --
The New Frontier --
Cuban Missile Crisis --
Angel is airborne --
The Tyler precedent --
The madman theory --
Mount Pony --
The unlikely hawk --
War games --
Designated survivor --
Nine naught eight --
9/11 --
The days after --
Doomsday prepping.
Other Titles: Story of the United States government's secret plan to save itself while the rest of us die
Responsibility: Garrett M. Graff.

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"The eye-opening true story of the government's secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil--a narrative that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. For sixty years, the U.S. government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous forms--from its plans to evacuate high-ranking officials to bunkers surrounding Washington, DC, to the prospect of launching nuclear missiles from a Boeing 747 flying high over Nebraska. In [this book], Garrett Graff utilizes thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, to track the evolution of the government's plans and the threats of global war from the Truman administration through the present day. Equal parts a presidential, military, and political history, Raven Rock takes readers through the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we're prepared to respond if it is."--Jacket.

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"A detailed exploration of the United States' doomsday prepping during the Cold War . . . Graff, a former editor of Washingtonian and Politico magazines, covers every technicality of the construction Read more...

 
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