Teller's War: The Top-Secret Story Behind the Star Wars Deception

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Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter reveals how the father of the H-bomb sold the nation the pipe dream called Star Wars. Broad shows how Teller disregarded evidence, ignored colleagues, and continued to promote the Star Wars program. Ultimately, more than $25 billion was misspent on this system, still more a dream than reality. Photographs and line drawings.

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Teller's war: the top-secret story behind the Star Wars deception

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Two A Rebellious Aide
Three The Selling of Star Wars

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William Broad, science writer for the Times, has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the New York City area.

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