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Command and Control - Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser

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A myth-shattering exposé of America's nuclear weapons. Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking 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. While the harms of global warming increasingly dominate the news, the equally dangerous yet more immediate threat of nuclear weapons has been largely forgotten. 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 50 years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policy makers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can't be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States. Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with people who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, Command and Control takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view. Through the details of a single accident, Schlosser illustrates how an unlikely event can

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

20h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:38


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:57


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

09:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:05


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:31


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:29


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:18


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:35


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:39


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:33


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:23


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:49


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:09


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:16


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:41


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:52


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:19


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:21


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:42


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:30


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:42


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:46


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:20


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:36


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:53


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:14


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:57


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:43


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:53


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:00


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:05


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:55


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:48


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:11


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:17


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

09:20


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:30


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:24


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:48


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:17


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:14


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:10


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:16


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:50


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:54


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:13


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:09


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:15


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:06


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:00


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:24


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:06


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:04


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:02


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:45


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:51


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:45


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

08:25


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:47


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:24


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:17


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:56


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:54


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:08


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:57


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:41


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:01


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

09:16


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:13


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

08:19


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:38


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:15


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:45


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:23


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:33


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

09:09


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:36


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:39


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:45


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:01


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

08:35


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:10


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:53


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

00:33