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Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety / Eric Schlosser.

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  • ISBN: 9781594202278
  • ISBN: 1594202273
  • Description: xxiii, 632 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : The Penguin Press,

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Gloucester Adult New Books New 363.1799/Schlosser (Text to phone) Checked out 05/13/2014
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-611) and index.
Contents Note: 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 abnormal environment -- Damascus. Balanced and unbalanced ; The wrong tape ; Like hell ; Confirm or deny ; The end.
Summary: 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.
Subject: Nuclear weapons > Accidents > United States > History.
Nuclear weapons > Accidents > Arkansas > History.
Titan (Missile) > History.
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command. Strategic Missile Wing, 308th.
Nuclear weapons > United States > Safety measures.
Nuclear weapons > Government policy > United States.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety