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I read this book with some reservation since I was being told to read it.
Also tells the story of how A. Q. Khan built Pakistan's bomb, and then became rich selling that technology to North Korea, Libya, and Iran.
The author gets off to a really bad start, which really made me wonder if I'd just wasted money on this book.
Really goes into the issues, technical, political, and economic, of nuclear proliferation. Worth a read, as it provides the back story for the scare headlines about terrorist... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas Adams
I read this book with some reservation since I was being told to read it. In the end, it was a good book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Maggot
A fascinating book. William Langewiesche is a very readable author. I read his FLY BY WIRE, and it was great.Published 14 months ago by YO
Full of insightful and factual commentary with a narrative that turns the pgae. I couldnt put it down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Donal Knox
The book starts out by describing how difficult it is for non-state players to obtain nuclear fissionable matterial and to make the bomb. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Yoda
This is an excellent review of the progress towards Nuclear Nonproliferation, and the process of poor countries to obtain nuclear weapons or develop them in defiance of the Nuclear... Read morePublished on December 28, 2009 by Orville B. Jenkins
This is a timely read, today, with North Korea launching its latest multi-stage rocket, Iran continuing its nuclear program, President Obama proclaiming his goal of a nuclear... Read morePublished on April 7, 2009 by Teddy Dover
The author gets off to a really bad start, which really made me wonder if I'd just wasted money on this book. Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by David M. Small
Although an excellent writer (it seems that all of the contributors to Atlantic Monthly are), Mr. Langewiesche's focus in this book is not sharp and wanders a bit too much for my... Read morePublished on July 12, 2008 by Herbert L Calhoun