Avoiding Armageddon by Martin Schram
The Companion Book to the PBS Series

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Published in conjunction with the eight-hour public-television series airing this spring, Avoiding Armageddon focuses our attention like never before on threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. It engages the reader in an exploration of who endangers our national interest, the forms their threats might take, and what can be done to avert the kinds of disasters likely to ensue from the use of unsecured weapons.Martin Schram and his team of reporters explain why biological, chemical, and nuclear warfare may very well be our next nightmare. Using interviews with an international team of experts, Avoiding Armageddon is a riveting story of America's newfound vulnerability and offers a new understanding of the future contours of our personal, national, and global security.

About Martin Schram

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Martin Schram has been a Washington-based journalist and editor for more than three decades. The author of four books, he writes a column for the Scripps Howard News Service that is distributed nationally to more than four hundred newspapers. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Published March 24, 2003 by Basic Books. 376 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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This companion book to a PBS series (airing April 14–17) details the threats facing the U.S. today—from nuclear, chemical and biological attack and from terrorism—and outlines possible solutions.

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World issues...analysis and solutions....one view In a classic example to the power of anecdotal style of writing for discussing "serious" issues, Schram is successful in conveying the perils faced by the world (mostly from the Western, and more specifically from the US point of view).

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