May 2, 2013
Rudolph Herzog discusses lost bombs & other nuclear follies and his new book at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC
Join Rudolph Herzog in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 2, for a reading from his new book, A Short History of Nuclear Folly, and a discussion of the craziest things ever done with the atom. From the rarely discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear weapons lost during the Cold War) to “Operation Plowshare” (a proposal to use nuclear bombs for large engineering projects, such as a the construction of a second Panama Canal using 300 hydrogen bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear projects that nearly led to disaster.
Time: 7:00 PM