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.
Eric Schlosser of FAST FOOD NATION fame moves into a new realm with COMMAND AND CONTROL: the terrifying reality of nuclear weapons. In harrowing detail, he describes a near-catastrophe in the 1950s, when a hydrogen bomb just missed being accidentally detonated in an American city. Schlosser is convinced that a mishap like this could actually occur. He questions the need for nuclear arms in our century, and makes a strong case for abolishing them.
- Modern / 21st Century, Military / Nuclear Warfare
- February 28, 2012
- September 17, 2013
- Eric Schlosser