Eric Schlosser, the bestselling author of Fast Food Nation, sits down to talk to historian Tim Cook about his highly anticipated new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety. Hosted by Nathan Whitlock.
Tim Cook is a military historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the J.W. Dafoe Prize and the RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Cook presents Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945, the magisterial second volume of his definitive account of Canadians fighting in WWII. He combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air.
Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He is the recipient of several journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award. His first book, Fast Food Nation, was a worldwide bestseller. Schlosser presents his highly anticipated new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety, which explores the safety of America’s nuclear weapons by drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with people who design and handle these weapons.