A Nuclear Family Vacation by Nathan Hodge

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In A Nuclear Family Vacation, husband-and-wife journalists Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger hit the road to explore the secretive world of nuclear weaponry. Weaving together first-class travel writing and crack investigative journalism, the pair pursues both adventures and answers: Why are nuclear weapons still on hair-trigger alert? Is there really such a thing as a suitcase nuke? And which nuclear power plants are most likely to be covers for weapons programs? Their itinerary takes them from the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan to the U.S.'s own top-secret "Site R," opening a unique perspective on the world's vast nuclear infrastructure and the international politics at play behind it.


 

About Nathan Hodge

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Nathan Hodge is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who specializes in defense and national security. He has reported from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, and a number of other countries in the Middle East and former Soviet Union. His work has appeared in Slate, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and many other newspapers and magazines.
 
Published February 15, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA. 340 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Action & Adventure, War, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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An unlikely itinerary for WarGames addicts, with bonuses for geopolitics buffs as well.

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“With little public debate…the government was pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into an effort to revive nuclear weapons production,” the authors write.

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