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Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick; Harvey Wheeler - Paperback - New Dell Edition - October 1978 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000034)

Fail-Safe

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Fail-Safe

by Eugene Burdick; Harvey Wheeler

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  • paperback
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ISBN 10
044012459X
ISBN 13
9780440124597
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October 1978. New Dell Edition. Second printing, September 1979. Very Good. Interior unmarked but lightly tanned. Spine straight and tight with a light crease. Edgewear. Dog-ear crease to lower rear corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 285 pages.

Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why. Their destination -- Moscow. In a bomb shelter beneath the White House, the calm young president turns to his Russian translator and says, "I think we are ready to talk to Premier Kruschchev." Not far away, in the War Room at the Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense and his aides watch with growing anxiety as the luminous blips crawl across a huge screen map. High over the Bering Strait in a large Vindicator bomber, a colonel stares in disbelief at the attack code number on his fail-safe box and wonders if it could possibly be a mistake. First published in 1962, when America was still reeling from the Cuban missile crisis, Fail-Safe reflects the apocalyptic attitude that pervaded society during the height of the Cold War, when disaster could have struck at any moment.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
RWARE0000000034
Title
Fail-Safe
Author
Eugene Burdick; Harvey Wheeler
Format/binding
Mass Market Pa
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
New Dell Edition
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
044012459X
ISBN 13
9780440124597
Publisher
Dell
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
October 1978
Keywords
fiction, foreign, international, affairs, relations, security, government, military, air force, nuclear, accidents, weapons, war, Cold War, Soviet Union
Bookseller catalogs
Politics & Government; International Relations; Military and Defense; Russia, Soviet Union, etc.; Fiction;
Size
12mo

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