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Summary: The film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COM

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 ZAK

Summary: It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: A former United States Air Force general and three other convicts escape from a military prison. The four men take over a nuclear base and proceed to hold America hostage, threatening to launch the base's missiles if they don't receive ten million dollars and if the president fails to release a top-secret document on the Vietnam War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TWI

Higgins, Jack

Summary: An eminent Iranian scientist has made a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can't stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. If he runs, his family dies. It is up to Sean Dillon and the small band known as the Prime Minister's private army to think of a plan. Most particularly, it is up to their newest member, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Light, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2003

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 623.45119 LIG

Summary: English scientist Professor Willingdon runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister, he threatens to blow up the center of London if the government doesn₂t stop stockpiling nuclear warheads.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Schlosser, Eric.

Summary: Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ELL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

Summary: Examines the problem of nuclear waste and offers opposing viewpoints on the topic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GEM Publications 1990

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Summary: "When the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously set off nuclear explosions, the London Daily Express begins to report on bizarre weather changes around the world. But when the reporters dig deeper, they discover that the blasts have knocked Earth off its axis and sent it hurtling towards the sun. Now, as scorching heat and devastating floods plague the planet, cities explode in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI DAY

Follett, Ken.

Summary: The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneuvering pawns and kings to achieve a frightening advantage--while terrorists and their hunters prepare for the contest's final, bloody moves. And one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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Solomon, Jay

Summary: This is the deeply reported, riveting account of a war waged on many levels--military, financial, covert--that most don't realize America has been engaged in for years. For over a decade, against the backdrop of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East, the United States and Iran have been engaged in a conflict as significant as it is hidden from view. Using a combination of economic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 SOL

Waller, Douglas C.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2001

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 359.933 Walle

VanDeMark, Brian

Summary: "During the war, few of the atomic scientists questioned the wisdom of their desperate endeavor. But afterward, they were forced to deal with the sobering legacy of their creation. Some were haunted by the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and would become anti-nuclear weapons activists; others would go on to build bigger and even deadlier bombs. Some would remain friends; others would become...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 539.7 VAN

Parnell, Sean

Summary: Eric Steele is in an elite clandestine unit known simply as "the Program". Steele is on assignment in Beirut when a CIA convoy is attacked and a nuclear weapon is stolen. Soon it becomes clear that the perpetrators are from Steele's past and the geopolitical events take a personal turn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PAR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1983

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Levy, Adrian

Summary: An exposé of A.Q. Khan, a Pakistani scientist who in 1975 stole blueprints for a nuclear bomb arming device, describes how nuclear secrets have been sold to Iran, North Korea, and others by an illicit Pakistani military program, with the clear knowledge of the U.S.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 623.4 LEV

Nelson, Craig

Summary: "A riveting narrative of the Atomic Age--from x-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan--written by the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men. Radiation is a complex and paradoxical concept: staggering amounts of energy flow from seemingly inert rock and that energy is both useful and dangerous. While nuclear energy affects our everyday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 539.75 NEL

Ambinder, Marc

Summary: The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 AMB

Patterson, Richard North.

Summary: This book tells the story of an AL Qeda operative named Amer Al Zaroor, who, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, directs the theft of a nuclear weapon from the Pakistani military, and then transports it toward its intended target, Israel. Meanwhile Bin Laden announces to the world that he will make a major terrorist strike on 9/11/10, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Deep inside Washington, Brooke...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Patterson 2011

Thomas, Evan

Summary: Examines the White House years of Dwight Eisenhower and reveals the former president, often viewed as a doddering lightweight, as a brilliant, intellectual tactician who could be patient and ruthless, and generous and self-serving.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EISENHOWER, DWIGHT D THO

Summary: Iran, one of the most volatile nations in the Middle East and long hostile to the United States, may be developing nuclear weapons. How should the United States deal with this possibility? Should the United States tolerate a nuclear Iran? Rethink your point of view with this Intelligence Squared U.S. Oxford-style debate.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Coonts, Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Pub. 1993

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COO