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 a historian at the Canadian War Museum. His 11 books have won many awards, including the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End (2008) and for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend (2018). Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. For his contributions to Canadian history, he has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada.
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.