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A Disco-era View of Atomic Terrorism

The Curve of Binding Energy

By John McPhee  

14 Sep, 2014

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You


John McPhee is one of America’s great writers, a master of creative non-fiction” whose eye has fallen on subjects as diverse as tennis (1969’s Levels of the Game), citrus farming (1967’s Oranges) and the chimera of commercial lighter than air vehicles (1973’s The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed). In 1974’s The Curve of Binding Energy, McPhee turned his attention to nuclear terrorism as seen from the point of view of Ted Taylor, a talented nuclear weapons designer.

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