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From Simon & Schuster, The Button is Daniel Ford's novel about the Pentagon's command and control system...and whether it works.

Author of The Cult of the Atom, Daniel Ford's latest work, The Button, is a thrilling and chilling novel about the Pentagon's command and control system, and whether those systems in place actually work as they were originally designed.

About The Author

Daniel Ford is an economist and writer specializing in nuclear-policy questions. A graduate of Harvard College and a former executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, he has worked on a variety of studies related to nuclear power plant safety. His most recent work is The Cult of the Atom: The Secret Papers of the Atomic Energy Commission. He is also the coauthor of six technical volumes on nuclear power and national energy policy, including Energy Strategies (with Henry Kendall and Steven Nadis), which was named one of the best energy books of 1980 by Library Journal. Ford also writes for The New Yorker. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 4, 2014)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476779454

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