[ RadSafe ] Fwd: [New post] New Book: A Short History of Nuclear Folly

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sat May 25 11:24:00 CDT 2013

May 25

         Herzog may well be correct.

         See Kershaw (2000; p. 731 - 732 and Speer (1970; 225 - 228).

Steven Dapra


         Kershaw, Ian.  Hitler 1936 - 1945: Nemesis.  W. W. Norton.

         Speer, Albert.  Inside the Third Reich.  The MacMillan Company.

At 02:43 AM 5/25/2013, you wrote:
>I really doubt that Nazi scientists knew how to and had the capability to
>make an atomic weapon but "chose" not to.  I wonder what other fiction that
>Herzog might have buried in this book.  Has anyone had the opportunity to
>read it?
>Roger Helbig
>(see last line of the following news release)
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>Subject: [New post] New Book: A Short History of Nuclear Folly
>    Christina MacPherson posted: "A Short History of Nuclear
>Folly [Hardcover]
>  Release
>date: April 30, 2013 In the spirit of Dr."
>       New post on *nuclear-news*
><http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>  New Book: A Short
>History of Nuclear
>Christina MacPherson <http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>
>Short History of Nuclear Folly [Hardcover]
>   *Release date: April 30, 2013
>*In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic
>people’s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up
>and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with
>catastrophe* Rudolph
>Herzog, the acclaimed author of *Dead Funny*, presents a devastating
>account of history’s most irresponsible uses of nuclear technology. From
>the rarely-discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear weapons lost
>during the Cold War) to “Operation Plowshare” (a proposal to use nuclear
>bombs for large engineering projects, such as a the construction of a
>second Panama Canal using 300 H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten
>nuclear projects that nearly led to disaster.
>In an unprecedented people’s history, Herzog digs deep into archives,
>interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of rare photos. He
>explores the “accidental” drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a train
>conductor’s home, the implanting of plutonium into patients’ hearts, and
>the invention of wild tactical nukes, including weapons designed to kill
>enemy astronauts.
>Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog—the son of filmmaker Werner
>Herzog—also draws on childhood memories of the final period of the Cold War
>in Germany, the country once seen as the nuclear battleground for NATO and
>the Warsaw Pact countries, and discusses evidence that Nazi scientists knew
>how to make atomic weaponry . . . and chose not to.
>   *Christina MacPherson<http://nuclear-news.net/author/christinamacpherson/>
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