Sunday, 12 October 2014

Blimey That Was Close!



This book left me gobsmacked on just how close we came to a nuclear accident taking out a fair chunk of humanity, and we are only talking about from the US side of the Cold War. Eric Schlosse's books takes a look at the nuclear arms race and the controls and structure put in place around the use and storage of the weapons.
This book had me shaking my head in disbelief so much I ended up with a sore neck. In a brillinat piece of writing the author delivers history of the highest level. There is no sugar coating of the facts to be found here. What you get is a fascinating insight of the US's race against the USSR in the war of nuclear deterrents.
5 Stars

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