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Command and Control
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 4 August 2017
Fabulously written insight in the military industrial complex and the development of nuclear arms in the USA. Interleaves general development timeline with a detailed description of a severe failure at a launch site.

The author has managed to take what could be a very dry and technical subject and make it a gripping read.

Highly recommended read for anyone who has an interest in US military development, the dangers surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the increased chance of an accidental detonation.
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on 31 December 2013
Everyone with an interest in risk management should read this book. I never knew there had been so many disasters involving nuclear weapons - yet in nearly 70 years, not one has actually gone off by accident. However, at times it has been far too close for comfort. Eric Schlosser ties everything together with a running story about a missile silo explosion. One thing that comes over strongly is the sheer ordinariness of these terrible devices; the devastation they can cause is out of any proportion to their size or assembly complexity, or the people who look after them. Not a good omen for the future, given the nations desperately trying to acquire this capability or struggling to control the weapons they have.
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on 17 January 2017
Got this for my uncle for christmas many moons ago, heard great stuff and he said he loved it. I did wrap it in tinfoil which I did get moaned at about though, but that's not the book's fault (i think)
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on 19 May 2017
Excellently written and researched, could not put it down. Written in such a way as to be not only accessible but also enjoyable even with no great interest in the subject matter.
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on 4 November 2017
Read this and be prepared to be worried about the attitude the Americans have to nuclear weapons.
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on 24 August 2017
Scary. In an educational way.
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on 28 May 2017
A fantastic book, incredibly well researched and very well written. The weaving of different aspects of history together makes for a compelling and unputdownable read. Very highly recommended.
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on 12 September 2017
Extremely well written with plenty of "inside" information of this frightening incident.
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on 23 January 2015
Reads like a novel. Excellent account of events that I lived through but didn't appreciate at the time the risks that the world was facing.
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on 26 June 2017
An excellent read for anyone at all interested in the subject, and full of fascinating details. Well worth the money.
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