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The Author Interviews Bomb Magazine Betsy Sussler. BM I'm working on a bunch
of short things and a novel. The novel is pretty much in its formative stages, so it's
hard to talk about. I'm trying to find the sound, the voice of it. The book deals ...

Author : Bomb Magazine

Release : 2014-11-04

Publisher : Soho Press

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Thirty years of interviews that offer “a window into the minds and the writing processes of some of the world’s best practitioners of poetry and prose” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Since 1981, the quarterly magazine Bomb has been the gold standard for artist-on-artist interviews, showcasing writers, performers, actors, musicians, painters, and architects. The founders, a group of New York City–based artists, wanted a public space for art-makers to talk to each other about their work without the interference of critics or journalists. Thirty years later comes this anthology: an addictively insightful collection of thirty-five interviews with some of the world’s most thought-provoking, funny, profound, compelling authors. It includes literary luminaries such as Mary Gaitskill, Junot Díaz, Sharon Olds, Amy Hempel, Martin Amis, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sapphire, Edwidge Danticat, and Jennifer Egan, among many others, as well as an introduction by Francine Prose. These authors speak frankly about the joys and the pain that inform their work, the influence of family, ambition, criticism, and the sinking, thrilling knowledge of their own mortality. This is Bomb Magazine’s gift to readers: a glimpse into the minds that created the books which informed you, challenged you, yanked on your heartstrings and touched your soul. “Bomb: The Author Interviews brings together a selection of conversations in a handsome anthology. The book, which offers 35 of the magazine’s interviews, is both a primer on authorial strategies and a record of the evolution of an iconic literary institution.” —The Washington Post “BOMB’s author interview series, which has been going for years, is one of the most inspiring dialogues between writers available.” —Bustle “These are not your run of the mill author interviews featuring a journalist throwing canned questions at a writer, these are conversations between writers and delve into the essence of creativity . . . Essential reading for any admirer of contemporary literature.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Brotherhood of the Bomb

Author interview with Molly Lawrence, Balboa, Calif., Aug. 11, 1992. 14. Childs (
1968), 154—55. 15. lbid., 253. 16. Early Rad Lab: Alvarez (1987), 40—44; author
interview with Kenneth Street, Alamo, Calif., Aug. 6, 1993; transcript of interview ...

Author : Gregg Herken

Release : 2013-08-13

Publisher : Henry Holt and Company

ISBN : 1466851554

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The fascinating story of the men who founded the nuclear age, fully told for the first time The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science-and its practitioners-enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War? The story of these three men, builders of the bombs, is fundamentally about loyalty-to country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict. Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and newly released Freedom of Information Act and Russian documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.

NATO and the Bomb

Interview with Erwin Sippert , defence counsellor , Defence Policy and Planning ,
NATO Headquarters ( NATO HQS ) ... deputy ambassador to the North Atlantic
Council , NATO HQS , October , 1992 on Nacc and interviews by author with ...

Author : Erika Simpson

Release : 2001

Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN : 9780773521186

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Annotation Employing previously classified Cabinet minutes, memoranda, letters, diaries, drafts of speeches, and other documents, Simpson (political science, U. of Western Ontario) analyzes the underlying beliefs and assumptions of high-level policymakers responsible for shaping Canada's approach to NATO in the cold war years. For over 30 years, two conflicting belief systems--the "defenders" and the "critics"--Significantly influenced Canada's shifting defense policy, particularly in the areas of nuclear weapons acquisitions and Canadian troop contributions to Europe. Simpson's analysis helps explain contemporary defense decisions and Canada's fluctuating attitudes toward NATO, which have puzzled Americans and Europeans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

By the Bomb's Early Light

531; Hopkins, “Bombing and the American Conscience,” pp. 467–69. 12. Author
interview with Philip Morrison, April 27, 1984; “The Atomic Age,” Life, August 20,
1945, p. 32; “The New Bomb,” Central Christian Advocate, August 30, 1945, p.

Author : Paul Boyer

Release : 2005-10-21

Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN : 0807875708

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Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural 'fallout' in America during the early years of the atomic age. Paul Boyer argues that the major aspects of the long-running debates about nuclear armament and disarmament developed and took shape soon after the bombing of Hiroshima. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the 'anatomic bomb.' In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age.

Longing for the Bomb

Nan McLemore, Helen Schween, and Herb Snyder, interviews with the author,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March 15, 2005. ... Throughout the war, he traveled to all
the secret cities and was present at the first atomic bomb test in Alamogordo,
New ...

Author : Lindsey A. Freeman

Release : 2015-04-13

Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN : 1469622386

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Longing for the Bomb traces the unusual story of the first atomic city and the emergence of American nuclear culture. Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. Its workers labored at a breakneck pace, most aware only that their jobs were helping "the war effort." The city has experienced the entire lifespan of the Atomic Age, from the fevered wartime enrichment of the uranium that fueled Little Boy, through a brief period of atomic utopianism after World War II when it began to brand itself as "The Atomic City," to the anxieties of the Cold War, to the contradictory contemporary period of nuclear unease and atomic nostalgia. Oak Ridge's story deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between America and its bombs. Blending historiography and ethnography, Lindsey Freeman shows how a once-secret city is visibly caught in an uncertain present, no longer what it was historically yet still clinging to the hope of a nuclear future. It is a place where history, memory, and myth compete and conspire to tell the story of America's atomic past and to explain the nuclear present.

Britain and the Bomb

Author's interview with Commodore Tim Hare, in Mackby and Cornish, U.S.UK
nuclear cooperation, 318. 172. HC Deb, 5 Dec. 1967, vol. 755 cc1133–34. 173.
Hennessy, The secret state, 206–10; Hennessy, The prime minister, 90. How and

Author : David James Gill

Release : 2014-01-08

Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN : 0804788588

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Drawing on primary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, Britain and the Bomb explores how economic, political, and strategic considerations have shaped British nuclear diplomacy. The book concentrates on Prime Minister Harold Wilson's first two terms of office, 1964-1970, which represent a critical period in international nuclear history. Wilson's commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and his support for continued investment in the British nuclear weapons program, despite serious economic and political challenges, established precedents that still influence policymakers today. The continued independence of Britain's nuclear force, and the enduring absence of a German or European deterrent, certainly owes a debt to Wilson's handling of nuclear diplomacy more than four decades ago. Beyond highlighting the importance of this period, the book explains how and why British nuclear diplomacy evolved during Wilson's leadership. Cabinet discussions, financial crises, and international tensions encouraged a degree of flexibility in the pursuit of strategic independence and the creation of a non-proliferation treaty. Gill shows us that British nuclear diplomacy was a series of compromises, an intricate blend of political, economic, and strategic considerations.

Captains of Bomb Disposal 1942-1946

Both the thirteenth participant, who is not named in any known record, and Price,
if they went on the mission, must have been drivers. (6) Richards' interview with
author, February 11, 2003. (7) Annex 25, Para. 2, to “ETO Bomb Disposal History

Author : T. Dennis Reece

Release : 2005-04-28

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

ISBN : 1462812007

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Bomb disposal was the most technically demanding and dangerous job outside of combat during World War II. Fewer than five thousand men did it in the American armed forces. During the war their activities were shrouded in secrecy, so that the Axis would not know what techniques the Allies were using. When they came home the citizen soldiers and officers who had done the work preferred anonymity to publicity. Furthermore, the units they had served in, often squads of six enlisted men and one officer, had been too small and independent to attract much notice by American chroniclers, official or unofficial, of the biggest armed conflict in history. Captains of Bomb Disposal, 1942-1946 attempts to bring some long-overdue public attention to this small group of neglected heroes. It chronicles two of their two most significant achievements during the World War II era: the contributions of the thirty-three bomb disposal squads of the Ninth Air Force, and the top-secret intelligence mission code named Operation Hidden Documents. In 1944 the Ninth Air Force was the most powerful tactical air force the world had ever seen. In the European Theater of Operations (ETO) it controlled more bomb disposal personnel than any other high command. Part I of Captains of Bomb Disposal, 1942-1946 mainly describes training at the Bomb Disposal School at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the support thirty-three bomb disposal squads gave the Ninth Air Force. Interwoven in the narrative covering events after D-Day is the wider context in which those squads, and all of the Ninth Air Force, operated, namely, air and ground forces pioneering a large-scale, close partnership which defeated the Germans in northwest Europe. Also discussed is how Ninth Air Force bomb disposal squads helped handle the problem after V-E Day of up to two million tons of surplus explosive ordnance in the theater. Most of the sources for Part I on bomb disposal operations are unpublished unit histories, Ninth and Eighth Air Force ordnance reports, theater-level reports, and related documents at either the National Archives at College Park, Maryland (NACP), or the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA), at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Part I is organized around, but definitely not limited to, the World War II experiences of Capt. Thomas R. Reece. Now deceased and the authors father, he was one of the four highest-ranking bomb disposal officers in the Ninth Air Force. Some of his official and personal papers are utilized. Background material on the course of the war in the ETO is taken mainly from published official histories, and for the Ninth Air Force, also from unpublished documents at AFHRA. One of the passages in Part I describes how two men in the 80th Bomb Disposal Squad, Sgt. Russell F. McCarthy and T/5 Walter V. Smith, in 1945 won the Soldiers Medal, Americas highest military award for bravery in action not against the enemy. They were not the only bomb disposal personnel to win that award during the World War II era. Part II revolves around Capt. Stephen M. Richards, who was commanding officer of the 123rd Bomb Disposal Squad, attached during the war to General Pattons Third Army. Captain Richards and two combat engineers won the award for disarming a cache of booby-trapped documents outside Stechovice, Czechoslovakia in February 1946, as part of Operation Hidden Documents. The trio was apprehended by Czechoslovak authorities while the other mission members took the documents to Germany, and was only released after the documents were returned. Meanwhile, a diplomatic crisis was ignited as Czechoslovakia officially protested the American infringement of its sovereignty. Moreover, the Czechoslovak Communist Party used the controversy for propaganda purposes shortly before the national elections of May 1946. Shortly before the trio was released, the operation received fairly extensive publicity, in

The American Experience in World War II: The atomic bomb in history and memory

In July 1943 CINCPAC reported tentatively ( from a source that remains unknown
to this author ) that the Yamato and Musashi had nine 17 . 7 - inch and eight 8 ...
Edwin B . Hooper to author , interview at NHC , 26 November 1974 . " ORANGE ...

Author : Walter L. Hixson

Release : 2002-11

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

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Provides comprehensive coverage of the changes experienced in the United States as result of World War II, including discussion of the transformation of American domestic policies, diplomatic relations, and military strategies.

The Neutron Bomb and the Premises of Power

31 . Interview by author , Bonn , Federal Republic of Germany . See also Lothar
Ruehl , " Die Nichtentscheidung uber die ' Neutronenwaffe , " p . 147 . 32 .
Wasserman , The Neutron Bomb Controversy , p . 83 . 33 . Vance , Hard Choices
, p .

Author : Michael Broer

Release : 1995

Publisher : Georgetown Univ Inst for the


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Working on the Bomb

Steve Sanger ' s book thus fills the need to retain the wartime history of Hanford ,
and the Portland State University Continuing Education Press is pleased ... Craig
Wollner , editor August 1995 AUTHOR ' S PREFACE he interviews in this book ,

Author : S. L. Sanger

Release : 1995

Publisher : Continuing Education Press

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The history of the Hanford Engineering Works, a site in eastern Washington that produced and separated plutonium for the Manhattan Project.

The Art of the Author Interview

Some questions to ask yourself : • What is this question asking of the author at its
most basic level ? • How do ... We ' ll start with an interview from the spring 1999
issue of the arts magazine Bomb in which Amy Hempel interviews Alan Warner .

Author : Sarah Anne Johnson

Release : 2005

Publisher : UPNE

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A practical guide to one of the most rewarding forms of literary journalism.

Bomb, Book and Compass

Bomb,. Book. and. Compass. Simon Winchester was born and educated in
England. He was a foreign correspondent for more than thirty years, including
twelve years for the Guardian in Asia, reporting on the Hong Kong handover to
China for ...

Author : Simon Winchester

Release : 2008-09-25

Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN : 0141889896

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Before fate intervened, Joseph Needham was a distinguished biochemist at Cambridge University, married to a fellow scientist. In 1937 he was asked to supervise a young Chinese student named Lu Gwei-Djen, and in that moment began the two greatest love affairs of his life - Miss Lu, and China. Miss Lu inspired Needham to travel to China where he initially spent three dangerous years as a wartime diplomat. He established himself as the pre-eminent China scholar of all time, firm in his belief that China would one day achieve world prominence. By the end of his life, Needham had become a truly global figure, travelling endlessly and honoured by all - though banned from America because of his politics. And in 1989, after a fifty-two year affair, he finally married the woman who had first inspired his passion. The Magnificent Barbarian is Simon Winchester at his best - at once a magnificent portrait of one man's remarkable life and a riveting exploration of the country that so engaged him.

The Struggle Against the Bomb

The final volume in the trilogy "The Struggle Against the Bomb", this book presents the inspiring and dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war.

Author : Lawrence S. Wittner

Release : 1993

Publisher : Stanford University Press

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The final volume in the trilogy "The Struggle Against the Bomb", this book presents the inspiring and dramatic story of how citizen activists helped curb the arms race and prevent nuclear war.

Atomic Bomb Cinema

97 . Tsuji , Playfulness in Japanese Art , 16 . 98 . Eric J . Cassell , The Nature of
Suffering and the Goals of Medicine ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1991 )
, 44 . Also , Hayao Kawai , interview with the author , Kyoto , May 6 , 1990 . 99 .

Author : Jerome Franklin Shapiro

Release : 2002

Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN : 9780415936606

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Unfathomably merciless and powerful, the atomic bomb has left its indelible mark on film. In Atomic Bomb Cinema, Jerome F. Shapiro unearths the unspoken legacy of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima and its complex aftermath in American and Japanese cinema. According to Shapiro, a "Bomb film" is never simply an exercise in ideology or paranoia. He examines hundreds of films like Godzilla, Dr. Strangelove, and The Terminator as a body of work held together by ancient narrative and symbolic traditions that extol survival under devastating conditions. Drawing extensively on both English-language and Japanese-language sources, Shapiro argues that such films not only grapple with our nuclear anxieties, but also offer signs of hope that humanity is capable of repairing a damaged and divided world.

The New Jackals

Obaid , meanwhile , would board the United flight from Hong Kong to Singapore ,
plant a bomb set to explode on the return leg to Hong Kong , and then fly directly
from Singapore ... References 1 Author interview with a Pakistani investigator .

Author : Simon Reeve

Release : 2001

Publisher : Carlton Publishing Group


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Ramzi Yousef, the British-educated Islamic extremist who masterminded the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, was, according to FBI agents who tracked him, the most dangerous man in the world. While on the run from a massive two-year international manhunt, Yousef bombed a Philippine Airlines flight and an Iranian temple, and plotted simultaneously to destroy eleven American airplanes over the Pacific, to attack CIA headquarters using a light aircraft armed with chemical weapons, and to assassinate President Clinton, the pope, and other world leaders.

Storming the World Stage

Author interview with first Western intelligence official, NDLW. Author interview
with second Western intelligence official, NDLW. Ewen MacAskill and Luke
Harding, 'Ambassador Denies Pakistan Linked to Bombs,' The Guardian, 18 July

Author : Stephen Tankel

Release : 2014-01-16

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0190238038

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Lashkar-e-Taiba is among the most powerful militants groups in South Asia and increasingly viewed as a global terrorist threat on par with al-Qaeda. Considered Pakistan's most powerful proxy against India, the group gained public prominence after its deadly ten-person suicide assault on Mumbai in November 2008. By the time the last Lashkar terrorist was dead after nearly 60 hours, it appeared the world was facing a new menace. Boasting transnational networks stretching across several continents, there has been serious debate since 9/11 of whether Lashkar is an al-Qaeda affiliate. The deliberate targeting of Westerners and Jews during the Mumbai attacks raised questions about whether Lashkar was moving deeper into al-Qaeda's orbit and perhaps on a trajectory to displace Osama bin Laden's network as the next major global jihadi threat. Lashkar's expansion has serious security implications for India, Pakistan, Europe and the United States and its activities threaten to damage US-Pakistan relations. Despite growing calls for action, Pakistan is yet to take any serious steps toward dismantling Lashkar for fear of drawing it further into the insurgency raging there and because of its continued utility against India. More than a militant outfit, Lashkar also controls a vast infrastructure that delivers necessary social services to the Pakistani populace, making it all the more difficult to dismantle. Storming the World Stage traces the evolution of Lashkar-e-Taiba over more than two decades to illustrate how the group grew so powerful and to assess the threat it poses to India, the West and to Pakistan itself. The first English-language book ever written about Lashkar, it draws on in-depth field research, including interviews with senior Lashkar leaders, rank-and-file members, and officials of the Pakistani security services--some of who have helped nurture the group over the years.

India's Nuclear Bomb

Publisher Fact Sheet The definitive history of India's long flirtation with nuclear capability, culminating in the nuclear tests that surprised the world in May 1998.

Author : George Perkovich

Release : 2001

Publisher : Univ of California Press

ISBN : 9780520232105

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Publisher Fact Sheet The definitive history of India's long flirtation with nuclear capability, culminating in the nuclear tests that surprised the world in May 1998.

The Advisors

First published in 1976, The Advisors is an absorbing look at the technical, strategic, and human aspects of the great debate that led to the decision to build the first hydrogen bomb, Based on the author's own participation in Project ...

Author : Herbert Frank York

Release : 1989

Publisher : Stanford University Press

ISBN : 9780804717144

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First published in 1976, The Advisors is an absorbing look at the technical, strategic, and human aspects of the great debate that led to the decision to build the first hydrogen bomb, Based on the author's own participation in Project Superbomb, on interviews with other participants, and on declassified documents, this book explains the complete background to this major acceleration of the nuclear arms race. For this reissue, the author has written a new Preface and Epilogue. The reissue also includes a recently declassified essay by Hans A. Bethe discussing the history of the H-bomb project from his unique vantage point as Director of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos. He has revised the essay specifically for inclusion in this book.

The Global Politics of Combating Nuclear Terrorism

Peter D. Zimmerman and Jeffrey G. Lewis, ''The Bomb in the Backyard,'' Foreign
Policy, November/ December 2006, pp. ... Data on classified sources come from
the author's interviews with Russian experts and officials in 2006 and 2007.

Author : William C. Potter

Release : 2013-09-13

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1317989619

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The most difficult challenge for a terrorist organization seeking to build a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device is obtaining fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Experts acknowledge that obtaining HEU, uranium that has been processed to increase the proportion of the U-235 isotope to over 20%, is the most difficult challenge facing a state or non-state actor seeking to build a nuclear explosive. The large stocks of HEU in civilian use, many not adequately protected, are thus one of the greatest security risks facing the global community at present. This book contains chapters examining the various uses for this material and possible alternatives; the threat posed by this material; the economic, political and strategic obstacles to international efforts to end the use of HEU for commercial and research purposes; as well as new national and international measures that should be taken to further the elimination of HEU. This book was published as a special issue of The Nonproliferation Review.

The Wizard and the Prophet

Population Bomb: Author's interview, Ehrlich; Sabin 2013:10– 49; Cushman 2013
:272 (Vogt's influence); Robertson 2012a:126–51; Ehrlich 2008, 1968; Tierney
1990; Goodell 1975:13–21; Webster 1969; Rosenfeld 1968. Ehrlich's Tonight ...

Author : Charles C. Mann

Release : 2018-01-25

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

ISBN : 150988419X

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Two Groundbreaking Scientists and Their Conflicting Visions of the Future of Our Planet 'Does the earth’s finite carrying capacity mean economic growth has to stop? That momentous question is the subject of Charles Mann’s brilliant book.' Wall Street Journal In forty years, the population of the Earth will reach ten billion. Can our world support so many people? What kind of world will it be? In this unique, original and important book, Charles C. Mann illuminates the four great challenges we face – food, water, energy, climate change – through an exploration of the crucial work and wide-ranging influence of two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt. Vogt (the Prophet) was the intellectual forefather of the environmental movement, and believed that in our using more than the planet has to give, our prosperity will bring us to ruin. Borlaug’s research in the 1950s led to the development of modern high-yield crops that have saved millions from starvation. The Wizard of Mann’s title, he believed that science will continue to rise to the challenges we face. Mann tells the stories of these scientists and their crucial influence on today’s debates as his story ranges from Mexico to India, across continents and oceans and from the past and the present to the future. Brilliantly original in concept, wryly observant and deeply researched, The Wizard and the Prophet is essential reading for readers of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens or Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel, for anyone interested in how we got here and in the future of our species.