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, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize and the RBC Taylor Prize. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. He lives in Ottawa with his family. Cook presents The Necessary War: Canadians Fighting the Second World War, 1939–1943 (Volume 1). It is an epic story of heroism and horror, loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance, providing a definite account of Canada’s involvement.
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.