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    Description"Allison's comprehensive but accessible treatment of this vital subject is a major contribution to public understanding." -The New York Times Book Review Americans in the twenty-first century are keenly aware of the many forms of terrorism: hijackings, biological attacks, chemical weapons. But the deadliest form is almost too scary to think about-a terrorist group exploding a nuclear device in an American city. In this urgent call to action, Graham Allison, one of America's leading experts on nuclear weapons and national security, presents the evidence for two provocative, compelling conclusions. First, if policy makers in Washington keep doing what they are currently doing about the threat, a nuclear terrorist attack on America is inevitable. Second, the surprising and largely unrecognized good news is that nuclear terrorism is, in fact, preventable. In these pages, Allison offers an ambitious but feasible blueprint for eliminating the possibility of nuclear terrorist attacks, if we are willing to face the issue squarely.


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    Title
    Nuclear Terrorism
    Subtitle
    The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham T Allison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805078527
    ISBN 10: 0805078525
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    LC classification: HV6432 .A45 2005
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Graham Allison, founding dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government. He served as assistant secretary of defense for policy and plans and is the author of "Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis." He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "Graham Allison's "Nuclear Terrorism" is absolutely first-rate. Our survival as a civilization may well depend more than anything else on our heeding the recommendations of this chilling and superbly crafted book." --R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence "Graham Allison is a latter day Paul Revere, calling citizens to arms against the real and rising threat of nuclear terrorism. In clear, readable words of wisdom, Allison tells us 'everything we ever wanted to know about nuclear terrorism, ' but he also tells us what we must do to prevent nuclear terrorism. For everyone from national security specialists trying to define a strategy to parents who want to leave their children a world worth living in, Graham Allison's book is essential reading." --Sam Nunn, former U.S. Senator and co-chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative "Graham Allison has produced a book that it is truly alarming about the danger of nuclear terror -- yet optimistic about our prospects if we do all that we could and should. One only hopes it is read and heeded." --Richard Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations "In an era of color-coded terror alerts and rigorous security checks, Allison provides a rare dose of alarmism well informed." --"The Boston Globe" "Allison goes beyond the usual hand-wringing about a nuclear-armed Al Qaeda. He presents sharp critiques of White House failures to tackle the problem and proposes concrete solutions." --"Newsweek" "Allison applies a long, distinguished career in government and academia to this sobering--indeed frightening--presentation of U.S. vulnerability to a terrorist nuclear attack." --"Publishers Weekly" "Addressing general readers, Allison comprehensively discusses the perilous situation. Required for the current affairs shelf." "--Booklist"