"A devastatingly lucid and detailed new history of nuclear weapons in the U.S. ... fascinating." (Lev Grossman)
"Gripping....A real-life adventure that's every bit as fascinating as a Tom Clancy thriller....Schlosser is clearly on top of his game with "Command and Control." His stories of nuclear near-misses inspire trepidation, and his description of Cold War political machinations provide hints about the conversations Pentagon officials must be having nowadays when they review the country's war strategies."
""Command and Control" ranks among the most nightmarish books written in recent years; and in that crowded company it bids fair to stand at the summit. It is the more horrific for being so incontrovertibly right and so damnably readable. Page after relentless page, it drives the vision of a world trembling on the edge of a fatal precipice deep into your reluctant mind... a work with the multilayered density of an ambitiously conceived novel... Schlosser has done what journalism does at its best when at full stretch he has spent time - years - researching, interviewing, understanding and reflecting to give us a piece of work of the deepest import."
"Los Angeles Times"
"Deeply reported, deeply frightening... a techno-thriller of the first order."
"The strength of Schlosser's writing derives from his ability to carry a wealth of startling detail (did you know that security at Titan II missile bases was so lapse you could break into one with just a credit card?) on a confident narrative path."
"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Perilous and gripping... Schlosser skillfully weaves together an engrossing account of both the science and the politics of nuclear weapons safety... The story of the missile silo accident unfolds with the pacing, thrill and techno details of an episode of "24.""
"The New Yorker"
"An excellent journalistic investigshow more