Author Daniel Ellsberg in conversation with journalist Robert Rosenthal

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (Bloomsbury)

Author Daniel Ellsberg in conversation with Journalist Robert Rosenthal, Executive Producer, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking first-hand account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization—and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration—threatens our very survival. Framed as a memoir, this gripping expose reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe.


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