”Command and Control” tells the true story of a 1980 nuclear weapons incident in Damascus, Arkansas – during routine maintenance at a Titan II missile silo in Damascus, a technician dropped a socket wrench which led to a fire in the silo, and eventually an explosion. The book also splices in parts of nuclear history and the history of nuclear war, which eventually ties together into the story of Damascus. I liked it because it’s a subject I am interested in, and I liked the way that it all came together in the end, and gives you a really big picture of the subject, while focusing in on one specific incident.
Three words that describe this book: Nuclear, History, Tense
You might want to pick this book up if: You are interested in military history, or the history of nuclear war.
This reader review was submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading 2022. We will continue to share these throughout the year.