The Doomsday Machine

Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Recommended by Geoffrey Miller, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #83 in The Cold War

From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the awful dangers of America’s hidden, fifty-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.

When former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache of top secret documents related to America’s nuclear program in the 1960s. Here for the first time he reveals the contents of those documents, and makes clear their shocking relevance for today.

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Geoffrey Miller You think the US gov't had a safe, thoughtful, well-informed, and coherent nuclear strategy during the Cold War? So did I, until I read this. The most fascinating and horrifying book on recent history I've ever read. (Source)

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