Nuclear War (Hardback)
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Nuclear War (Hardback)

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The author of Surprise, Kill, Vanish delivers an explosive, eye-opening scenario of a nuclear attack against the United States, revealing all we are legally allowed to know about the consequences and reactions it would trigger at the Pentagon.

There is only one scenario other than an asteroid strike that could end the world as we know it in a matter of hours: nuclear war. And it could start in as little as 26 minutes and 40 seconds from now…

The first rule of nuclear war is that there are no rules. Until now, no one outside official circles has known exactly what would happen if a rogue state launched a nuclear missile at the Pentagon.

Second by second and minute by minute, these are the real-life protocols that choreograph the end of civilization as we know it.

If a single nuclear missile is launched, it provokes two dozen in return. Frantic calls over secure lines work to confirm the worst as armoured helicopters are scrambled outside. Decisions that affect hundreds of millions of lives need to be made within six minutes, based on partial information, in the knowledge that once launched, nothing is capable of halting the destruction.

Because the plans for General Nuclear War are among the most classified secrets held by the United States government, this book takes the reader up to the razor’s edge of what can legally be known. Based on dozens of new interviews with military and civilian experts who have built the weapons, been privy to the response plans, and taken responsibility for crucial decisions, this is the only account of what a nuclear exchange would look like.

Nuclear War is at once a compulsive non-fiction thriller and a powerful argument that we must rid ourselves of these world-ending weapons for ever.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781911709596
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 615 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 37 mm


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Read this book from page one. It will blow your mind. - Jon Stewart on Area 51

Sobering and brilliantly researched. - Alex Kershaw on Operation Paperclip

A brilliantly researched account of a small but powerful secret government agency whose military research profoundly affects world affairs. - The Pulitzer Prize Committee on The Pentagon's Brain

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“Fascinating if rather hardcore read!”

This book takes a long hard look at what might happen if nuclear war broke out. It pulls no punches and some may be disturbed by it. Indeed I'd probably say most people should be disturbed by this insight. The... More

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“One nuclear bomb launched but what will be the endgame?”

What could happen if a nuclear bomb was launched and what happens next? Minute by minute account of what may happen and the consequences. Would mankind survive or even try to.

This book is so well written. So... More

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“Everyone should read as it might remove the complacency exhibited by too many people on this our all too fragile planet.”

What a very readable and informative book this is; now one of my permanent reference volumes.

The detail is fascinating in so many different ways. From the development of the bomb, through the political posturing,... More

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