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An intriguing read. The author did a good job researching and visiting sites as well as putting these in a historical context. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Kittrell
Author went off the subject so much. I wish I could get my money back. He drowned on and on about architecture and aerial photography. I never felt this way about a book before. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by Kevin Thomas
This is an very slow read. It really isn't about America's Cold War history. It is about the axe the author seems to want to grind about how he see's the US and the cold warPublished on January 11, 2013 by Howard Wiley
This book covers a lot of topics connected to the design of nuclear bunkers and test sites, ranging from how aerial photographs changed the field of urban planning to the esoteric... Read morePublished on December 12, 2011 by Ross Payton
A terrible book. I thought I was reading a book on Architecture and how to build buildings and or cities. Read morePublished on December 19, 2009 by SAC Buff
The "Ruins" of the Cold War are fading fast. Time, weather, and man's inattention to preserving history are everyday factors leading to the eventual disappearance of the relics of... Read morePublished on October 18, 2008 by Peacemaker Press
Tom Vanderbilt's book is not only factual, but provides a riveting adventure through the remnants of America's Cold War. His writing is compelling. Read morePublished on December 20, 2005 by Jennifer K. Greenberg
Tom Vanderbilt would love to be an architect. He's constantly critical of 1950's architecture - wherever he finds it. Read morePublished on March 19, 2004