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  • Command and Control

  • Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
  • Written by: Eric Schlosser
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved - and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read for any Cold War enthusist

  • By J on 2019-01-29

Must Read for any Cold War enthusist

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Reviewed: 2019-01-29

Great combination of history and stories. Really captures the fears of the cold war eara

  • The Guns at Last Light

  • The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
  • Written by: Rick Atkinson
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    5 out of 5 stars 4

It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • May the earth lie lightly on their bones...

  • By J on 2018-04-17

May the earth lie lightly on their bones...

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Reviewed: 2018-04-17

What an amazing debt we owe to those who fought this epic battle. Great detail and perspectives. A must read/listen for all.

  • The Taking of K-129

  • How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History
  • Written by: Josh Dean
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

In the early hours of February 25, 1968, a Russian submarine armed with three nuclear ballistic missiles set sail from its base in Siberia on a routine combat patrol to Hawaii. Then it vanished. As the Soviet navy searched in vain for the lost vessel, a small, highly classified American operation using sophisticated deep-sea spy equipment found it - wrecked on the sea floor at a depth of 16,800 feet, far beyond the capabilities of any salvage that existed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great piece of Cold War history.

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-19

must read for any cold war junkie

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Reviewed: 2017-11-21

Great detail and story. I now have to re read the hunt for red October.