"Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since... Full description
"Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years."--Amazon.com
xxiii, 632 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-611) and index.
9781594202278 (hbk.) :
Eric Schlosser, a contributing editor at the Atlantic Monthly, won a National Magazine Award for an article he wrote on strawberry picking for that magazine. His work has been nominated for several other National Magazine Awards and for the Loeb Award for business journalism.
(Publisher Provided) Award-winning journalist Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, Fast Food Nation, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year (hardcover and paperback combined) and has appeared on the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Schlosser has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, The O'Reilly Factor, and Extra!, and has been interviewed on NPR and for Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times. He is currently at work on a book about the American prison system.
(Publisher Provided) Writer Eric Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York on August 17, 1959. He received a bachelor's degree in American History from Princeton University and a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford University. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards for his investigative journalism including the National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Foundation award. His books include Fast Food Nation, which was adapted into a 2006 film; Reefer Madness; and the children's book Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food. He also wrote the bestselling nonfiction book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.