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Eric Schlosser

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Eric Schlosser, a contributing editor at the Atlantic Monthly, won a National Magazine Award for an article he wrote on strawberry picking for that magazine. His work has been nominated for several other National Magazine Awards and for the Loeb Award for business journalism. (Publisher Provided) näytä lisää Award-winning journalist Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, Fast Food Nation, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year (hardcover and paperback combined) and has appeared on the bestseller lists of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Schlosser has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, The O'Reilly Factor, and Extra!, and has been interviewed on NPR and for Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times. He is currently at work on a book about the American prison system. (Publisher Provided) Writer Eric Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York on August 17, 1959. He received a bachelor's degree in American History from Princeton University and a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford University. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards for his investigative journalism including the National Magazine Award and the Sidney Hillman Foundation award. His books include Fast Food Nation, which was adapted into a 2006 film; Reefer Madness; and the children's book Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food. He also wrote the bestselling nonfiction book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 600 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Avustaja — 229 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Behind the Kitchen Door (2013) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset160 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Food, Inc. [2008 film] (2008) — Kertoja — 80 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Fast Food Nation [2006 film] (2007) — Original book — 46 kappaletta
The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food (2012) — Jälkisanat — 29 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

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Always - Never. The dichotomous motto for the nuclear bomb. ALWAYS detonate when we want you to - NEVER detonate when we don’t want you to. Against all probability, this unlikely dichotomy has been held upright for the last 75 years. However, as Schlosser’s well-researched expository work Command and Control uncovers and then describes in detail, one close shave after another, we get the terrible presentiment that our time is running out. We have been playing with Fire for too long and our luck simply cannot last forever. The neutrons have been stacked against us for so long now and they are getting restless.
Schlosser makes it quite clear that there is an incredible profusion of nuclear devices all around us. With brutal, in your face, clarity Schlosser provides a disconcerting tour into the insane, even macabre world of MAD (mutually assured destruction) that thoroughly disillusions us of any false notions we may have held prior as to the perceived safety of nuclear weapons or trust in the people that store and handle such weapons. No matter how so-called foolproof our safety measures are supposed to be, it is in the nature of things that all the fail-safes smart minds may install will, sooner or later, be overwhelmed by the sheer infinite foolishness of average men or by unforeseeable circumstances. Once you have read about the irresponsible and ignorant behavior of some of the weapons handlers, I believe you may agree with the prior statement.
Command and Control is so informative that even if you consider yourself reasonably well-read on the topic, you may learn a thing or two - to express it mildly. For its scope is encompassing, and at the same time it manages to be incredibly detailed and thorough.
Until such time I am taught better, I dare say this is the eminent work on the subject of nuclear bomb safety and chain of command - period.
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nitrolpost | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 19, 2024 |
Command and Control is the terrifying reality of nuclear weapons accidents and the near misses that have occurred throughout the nuclear age. It’s a meticulously researched and gripping exploration of the history, technology, and politics of nuclear weapons, and the complex and often precarious systems put in place to manage these weapons. Schlosser examines the 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash, the 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion, and sheds light on the challenges and shortcomings of nuclear command and control systems, including issues of communication, decision-making processes, and the potential for unauthorized use. He emphasizes the fallibility of these systems and the inherent dangers they pose—even in the hands of well-intentioned individuals. Schlosser raises important questions about the ethics and morality of possessing such destructive capabilities, as well as the need for greater accountability and transparency in nuclear policy. Command and Control is a risks and consequence analysis highlighting the inherent risks of human error, technical malfunctions, and the potential for catastrophic accidents. You might never sleep again.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Andrew.Lafleche | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 3, 2024 |
Appropriate reading for McDonald's customers.
 
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sfj2 | 170 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 16, 2023 |
Not as good as Fast Food Nation, but some really interesting stuff. Black market is HUGE
 
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emmby | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 4, 2023 |

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