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The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner, Daniel Ellsberg

Label
The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner
Title
The doomsday machine
Title remainder
confessions of a nuclear war planner
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Ellsberg
Title variation
Confessions of a nuclear war planner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking first-hand 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."--Provided by publisher
Summary
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10574463
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355.02/17092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.E55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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confessions of a nuclear war planner
Label
The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner, Daniel Ellsberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The bomb and I -- How could I? The making of a nuclear war planner -- Command and control: managing catastrophe -- Delegation: how many fingers on the button? -- Iwakuni: nuclear weapons off the books -- The Pacific Command -- The war plan: reading the JSCP -- Briefing Bundy -- "My" war plan -- Questions for the Joint Chiefs: how many will die? -- Berlin and the missile gap -- A tale of two speeches -- My Cuban missile crisis -- Cuba: the real story -- Part II. The road to doomsday -- Bombing cities -- Burning cities -- Killing a nation -- Risking doomsday I: Atmospheric ignition -- Risking doomsday II: The hell bomb -- The Strangelove paradox -- First-use threats: using our nuclear weapons -- Dismantling the doomsday machine
Control code
21120596
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781608196708
Lccn
2017057657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012402660
Label
The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner, Daniel Ellsberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-387) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The bomb and I -- How could I? The making of a nuclear war planner -- Command and control: managing catastrophe -- Delegation: how many fingers on the button? -- Iwakuni: nuclear weapons off the books -- The Pacific Command -- The war plan: reading the JSCP -- Briefing Bundy -- "My" war plan -- Questions for the Joint Chiefs: how many will die? -- Berlin and the missile gap -- A tale of two speeches -- My Cuban missile crisis -- Cuba: the real story -- Part II. The road to doomsday -- Bombing cities -- Burning cities -- Killing a nation -- Risking doomsday I: Atmospheric ignition -- Risking doomsday II: The hell bomb -- The Strangelove paradox -- First-use threats: using our nuclear weapons -- Dismantling the doomsday machine
Control code
21120596
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781608196708
Lccn
2017057657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012402660

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