PD Smith

Paperback review

04 October 2008 | Doomsday Men, Guardian | Post a comment

Jo Littler at the Guardian has reviewed the paperback edition of Doomsday Men.

"Smith shows how films, plays and books from The War of the Worlds to Dr Strangelove were inspired by scientific interest in a 'doomsday bomb' and how, in turn, such narratives convinced political leaders that the price of global nuclear war was just too high. Doomsday Men's greatest strength is its ability to make scientific detail clearly understandable and to dramatise its role in larger stories. It also reminds us of the legacies of the atomic age: environmental damage and 30,000 weapons of mass destruction that definitely do exist."

Read the whole review here.

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