Command and Control
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After the Cold War ended, the world heaved a sigh of relief that nuclear catastrophe had been avoided. This book from the bestselling author of Fast Food Nation will dispel any such complacency. Drawing on newly declassified archives and paced like a thriller, it catalogues a series of accidents and near misses, celebrates the heroic efforts of scientists, military planners and ordinary servicemen and women to avert disaster - and warns that our nuclear arsenals are by no means safe today.