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Author Schlosser, Eric.
Title Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety / Eric Schlosser.
Published New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  U264.3 .S45 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 632 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-611) and index.
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.
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.
Alternate Title Nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety
ISBN 1594202273 hardcover
9781594202278 hardcover
9781594202384 (export)
OCLC number 843228712