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 the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum. His previous book, Shock Troops, won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. He also won both the J.W. Dafoe Prize and the Ottawa Book Award for At the Sharp End. His most recent book, Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s World Wars, is a fast-paced narrative that humanizes the war effort through the eyes of the prime ministers.
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.