The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner
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Published
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
420 pages ; 25 cm.
Status
La Farge
355.0217 Ell
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355.0217 Ell
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English
ISBN
9781608196708, 1608196704

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [353]-387) and index.
Description
The former defense analyst who revealed the Pentagon Papers offers an eyewitness account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s and reveals the dangers in the country's seventy-year-long nuclear policy.
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"From the legendary whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness expose of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that -- chillingly -- continues to this day. Here, for the first time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization -- and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration -- threatens our very survival. No other insider with high-level access has written so candidly of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Framed as a memoir--a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating -- this gripping expose reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe, returning Ellsberg to his role as whistleblower. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful -- and powerfully important -- book about not just our country, but the future of the world."--Dust jacket flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ellsberg, D. (2017). The doomsday machine: confessions of a nuclear war planner. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ellsberg, Daniel. 2017. The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ellsberg, Daniel, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ellsberg, Daniel. The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017. Print.

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