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Another similar book is Command And Control by Eric Schlosser.

It goes into a lot of detail about how nuclear weapons and their control systems evolved. Covers a number of accidents and near apocalypses along the way. One of my favorite books of the last decade, informative and very readable at the same time.

https://www.amazon.com/Command-Control-Damascus-Accident-Ill...




Just came across this as well on today's fp:

https://futureoflife.org/background/nuclear-close-calls-a-ti...


Amazing book, although terrifying. In a similar vein is "The Doomsday Machine", Daniel Ellsberg. Reading this in conjunction with C&C will truly make you appreciate the insane run of luck we have had as a species in avoiding nuclear catastrophe (so far).




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