New PDF release: A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Mad Scientists, Dithering

By Rudolph Herzog,Jefferson Chase

ISBN-10: 1612191738

ISBN-13: 9781612191737

ISBN-10: 1612193307

ISBN-13: 9781612193304

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s heritage of atomic errors and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes within which the good powers gambled with catastrophe

Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed writer of Dead Funny, offers a devastating account of history’s so much irresponsible makes use of of nuclear expertise. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear guns misplaced through the chilly struggle) to “Operation Plowshare” (a thought to exploit nuclear bombs for big engineering initiatives, similar to a the development of a moment Panama Canal utilizing three hundred H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear tasks that just about resulted in disaster.

In an unheard of people’s heritage, Herzog digs deep into documents, interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of infrequent images. He explores the “accidental” drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a teach conductor’s domestic, the implanting of plutonium into sufferers’ hearts, and the discovery of untamed tactical nukes, together with guns designed to kill enemy astronauts.

Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog—the son of filmmaker Werner Herzog—also attracts on formative years stories of the ultimate period of the chilly battle in Germany, the rustic as soon as noticeable because the nuclear battleground for NATO and the Warsaw Pact international locations, and discusses facts that Nazi scientists knew the way to make atomic weaponry . . . and selected now not to.

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