About this book
A new book from the author of the bestselling "Fast Food Nation", this is a groundbreaking account of the management of nuclear weapons. It interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative of nuclear weapons that spans more than 50 years. Drawing on recently declassified documents and new interviews, it also tells the story of terrifying near misses.
An account of the accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, which 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?