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Short History of Nuclear Folly : Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Cover-ups.

Author: Rudolph Herzog; Jefferson Chase
Publisher: New York : Random House Publisher Services, 2013.
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In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastropheRudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny, presents a devastating account of history's most irresponsible uses of nuclear technology. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of "Broken  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Herzog, Rudolph.
Short History of Nuclear Folly : Mad Scientists, Dithering Nazis, Lost Nukes, and Catastrophic Cover-ups.
New York : Random House Publisher Services, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph Herzog; Jefferson Chase
ISBN: 9781612191737 1612191738
OCLC Number: 1031967139
Description: 1 online resource (151 pages)

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In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastropheRudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny, presents a devastating account of history's most irresponsible uses of nuclear technology. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of "Broken Arrows" (40 nuclear weapons lost during the Cold War) to "Operation Plowshare" (a proposal to use nuclear bombs for large engineering projects, such as a the construction of a second Panam.

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