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4.0 out of 5 stars
Informative and thought provoking., 23 May 2014
Detailed, fascinating and chilling. The minute by minute developments during an accident at a missile silo is used to illustrate the danger of 'normal accidents' in complex and immensely powerful technological systems. This is interweaves with a history of the Cold War that focuses on the incidents and moments that brought us closest to global destruction.