Eric Schlosser

1 Fast Food Nation

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Business & Personal Finance  Industries & Professions  Economics 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-03-13
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br /> “Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . <i>Fast Food Nation</i> points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i><br /><br /> In 2001, <i>Fast Food Nation</i> was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.<br /><br /> In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food. <i>Fast Food Nation</i> is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves.<br /><br /> “As disturbing as it is irresistible . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson.”—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br /> “Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape.”—<i>The New Yorker</i><br /><br /> Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the <i>Atlantic </i>and the author of <i>Fast Food Nation</i>, <i>Reefer Madness</i>, and <i>Chew on This</i> (with Charles Wilson).

2 Command and Control

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Military  Books  History  United States 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-09-17
Description :  <b><i>The New Yorker</i> <br /><br /> “Excellent... a hair-raising, minute-by-minute account of an accident at a Titan II missile silo in Arkansas, in 1980, which [Schlosser] renders in the manner of a techno-thriller… <i>Command and Control</i> is how nonfiction should be written.” (Louis Menand)</b> <br /><br /> Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, <i>Command and Control</i> explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved--and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. <br /><br /> Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, <i>Command and Control</i> interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policymakers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can’t be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States. <br /><br /> Drawing on recently declassified documents and interviews with men who designed and routinely handled nuclear weapons, <i>Command and Control</i> takes readers into a terrifying but fascinating world that, until now, has been largely hidden from view. Through the details of a single accident, Schlosser illustrates how an unlikely event can become unavoidable, how small risks can have terrible consequences, and how the most brilliant minds in the nation can only provide us with an illusion of control. Audacious, gripping, and unforgettable, <i>Command and Control</i> is a tour de force of investigative journalism, an eye-opening look at the dangers of America’s nuclear age.

3 Chew On This

Author : Charles Wilson & Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Health  Books  Young Adult 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2007-04-23
Description :  Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn’t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald’s? It’s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant. <br /><br />Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it’s moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they’re eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good? <br /><br />When Eric Schlosser’s best-selling book, Fast Food Nation, was published for adults in 2001, many called for his groundbreaking insight to be shared with young people. Now Schlosser, along with co-writer Charles Wilson, has investigated the subject further, uncovering new facts children need to know. <br /><br />In Chew On This, they share with kids the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks between those sesame seed buns, what a chicken ‘nugget’ really is, and how the fast food industry has been feeding off children for generations.

4 Fast food nation

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-06-17
Description :  Perché mangiare nei fast food è così economico? E perché i panini e le patatine hanno tutti lo stesso retrogusto? Nata in una manciata di chioschi della California meridionale, l'industria del fast food è oggi un sistema economico gigantesco e uniformato, assolutamente pervasivo nel mondo globalizzato; un sistema che nel corso degli ultimi decenni è stato capace di modificare radicalmente la produzione, il consumo e la cultura del cibo e che influenza profondamente anche la vita di chi non ha mai neppure mangiato un boccone di hamburger. Convinto che «la dieta di una nazione può rivelare più della sua arte o della sua letteratura», in questo libro ormai di culto e diventato nel 2006 un film portato con successo a Cannes, Schlosser svela il lato oscuro nascosto dietro gli invitanti hamburger di McDonald's &amp; co, un'industria che «incarna il meglio e il peggio del capitalismo dell'inizio del ventunesimo secolo», sintomo catalizzatore e spesso responsabile dei più imponenti fenomeni economici che caratterizzano la nostra era. Eric Schlosser (New York 1959), giornalista investigativo, ha scritto per «The Atlantic Monthly», «Rolling Stone», «Vanity Fair», «The New Yorker», «The New York Times» e «The Nation». Oltre a Fast Food Nation, in Italia ha pubblicato America sommersa. Sesso, droga e nuovi schiavi negli Stati Uniti.

5 The Jungle

Author : Upton Sinclair, Ronald Gottesman & Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction  Politics & Current Events  History  United States 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1946-01-01
Description :  Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the apalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for their share of the American dream. Denounced by the conservative press as an un-American libel on the meatpacking industry, the book was championed by more progressive thinkers, including then president Theodore Roosevelt, and was a major catalyst to the passing of the Pure Food and Meat Inspection act, which has tremendous impact to this day.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700&#xa0;titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the&#xa0;series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date&#xa0;translations by award-winning translators.

6 Comando e controllo

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2015-05-15
Description :  Che cosa accadde esattamente il 19 settembre 1980 alla base missilistica di Damascus, in Arkansas, nel silo sotterraneo che ospitava un Titan II a testata nucleare? Da cosa fu provocata la tremenda esplosione che, fortunatamente, costò la vita «solo» a un addetto alla manutenzione e il ferimento di una ventina di persone? Ma, soprattutto: fu quello l'unico caso in cui l'umanità rischiò di assistere a una nuova tragedia come quelle di Hiroshima e Nagasaki? In un racconto vibrante, ricco di colpi di scena, episodi di straordinario eroismo e coincidenze sospette, Eric Schlosser fa la cronaca minuto per minuto dell'incidente nucleare di Damascus e rivela come la combinazione di fallibilità umana e complessità tecnologica abbia messo più volte a repentaglio la vita del genere umano, ponendolo di fronte al drammatico e tuttora irrisolto dilemma: come utilizzare armi dal grandissimo potenziale distruttivo senza esserne a propria volta distrutti? E poi, come esercitare il pieno controllo di un arsenale atomico, garantendo che nessuna arma esploda per caso o in seguito a una procedura non autorizzata? Da pagine dense di dati, di fatti e di testimonianze personali emerge una terrificante – e tuttavia affascinante – realtà tenuta finora in gran parte segreta: lo sforzo immane di scienziati, politici e militari per scongiurare il pericolo che le armi nucleari potessero essere rubate o sabotate, ma anche le storie di piloti, comandanti di missili e semplici manutentori che hanno rischiato ogni giorno la vita per evitare un olocausto nucleare. Basato su documenti da poco desecretati e su interviste a tecnici che lavorarono quotidianamente a contatto con armi nucleari, <i>Comando e controllo</i> non vuole offrire una lettura «storica» della guerra fredda né dell'attività diplomatica di alto livello da cui sono scaturiti i trattati sul controllo degli armamenti, ma piuttosto stimolare la riflessione sulla filosofia che per settant'anni ha orientato e orienta tuttora la gestione dell'arsenale nucleare americano. Ricordandoci che la bomba atomica non è un incubo del passato, ma una minaccia sempre incombente e terribilmente attuale: «Oggi ci sono ancora migliaia di missili americani e russi dotati di testate nucleari, perfettamente funzionanti e pronti al lancio immediato».

7 Bomben

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-11-19
Description :  Den glömda historien om mänsklighetens farligaste uppfinning Med sovjetunionens fall försvann inte bara en av världens, dåvarande två stormakter. Även mänsklighetens rädsla för kärnvapenkrig tycktes borta. Men vapnen fanns och finns kvar. I "Bomben", som redan hyllats i USA, gräver journalisten Eric Schlosser, världskänd efter sina avslöjanden om snabbmatsindustrin, vidare för att berätta historien om en av människans mest destruktiva idéer: atombomben. Han läser tusentals tidigare hemligstämplade dokument och intervjuar både tidigare och nuvarande soldater och officerare. I "Bomben" berättas historien om kärnvapen med hjälp av »vanliga« amerikanska militärer, piloter och tekniker. Genom autentiska fall får vi se hur nära det faktiskt var att världen föröddes i ett kärnvapenkrig och hur farlig tekniken fortfarande är. Den mänskliga faktorn tillsammans med åldrande, om än avancerad, teknik visar sig vara en dålig kombination.

8 Poza kontrolą. Broń jądrowa i iluzja bezpieczeństwa

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2015-09-28
Description :  To tylko iluzja, że wszystko jest pod kontrolą.Sensacyjna, porywająca, naszpikowana detalami i zapadająca w pamięć książka „Poza kontrolą” to majstersztyk dziennikarstwa śledczego, który ujawnia zagrożenia wywołane przez epokę jądrową. Relacja została oparta na niedawno odtajnionych dokumentach i wywiadach z ludźmi, którzy projektowali broń nuklearną i się nią zajmowali.Słynny dziennikarz śledczy Eric Schlosser ujawnia sekrety zarządzania amerykańskim arsenałem jądrowym. Przedstawia przełomowe relacje z wypadków, kiedy o włos uniknięto katastrofy, pokazuje nadzwyczajne bohaterstwo i punkty zwrotne, bada dylematy istniejące niemal od zarania epoki jądrowej. Jak rozmieścić broń masowego zniszczenia i nie zostać przez nią unicestwionym? Tej kwestii nigdy nie rozwiązano – a Schlosser pokazuje, że połączenie ludzkiej omylności i skomplikowanej technologii nadal stanowi ogromne zagrożenie dla ludzkości. W książce napisanej jak pierwszorzędny, zimnowojenny thriller opisuje wysiłki amerykańskich naukowców, polityków i wojskowych, aby nie dopuścić do kradzieży broni jądrowej, sabotażu, nielegalnego użycia lub nieumyślnego odpalenia. Przygląda się też zimnej wojnie z nowej perspektywy: opowiada historie pilotów bombowców, dowódców jednostek rakietowych, inżynierów i zwykłych techników, którzy ryzykowali życie, aby nie dopuścić do jądrowej zagłady.Eric Schlosser jest amerykańskim dziennikarzem, związanym z „The Atlantic Monthly”, ale publikującym również między innymi w „Vanity Fair”, „The New Yorker” i „The Nation”. Autor bestsellerów „Fast Food and Nation” i „Reefer Madness”, książki składającej się z trzech obszernych reportaży: o handlu marihuaną, pracy imigrantów w Kalifornii oraz amerykańskim przemyśle pornograficznym.

9 Reefer Madness

Author : Eric Schlosser
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-04-01
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller: The shadowy world of “off the books” businesses—from marijuana to migrant workers—brought to life by the author of <i>Fast Food Nation</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In <i>Reefer Madness</i>, the award-winning investigative journalist Eric Schlosser turns his exacting eye to the underbelly of American capitalism and its far-reaching influence on our society.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Exposing three American mainstays—pot, porn, and illegal immigrants—Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns—and profits—from the underground.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Captivating&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion.&#xa0;.&#xa0;.&#xa0;. Schlosser unravels an American society that has ‘become alienated and at odds with itself.’ Like <i>Fast Food Nation</i>, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research.” —<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /><br /> Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the <i>Atlantic</i>. His work has also appeared in <i>Rolling Stone</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, the <i>Nation</i>, and the <i>New Yorker</i>. He has received a National Magazine Award and a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for reporting. In 1998 Schlosser wrote an investigative piece on the fast food industry for <i>Rolling Stone</i>. What began as a two-part article for the magazine turned into the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal</i>. His other books include <i>Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market</i> and <i>Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food</i>, a children’s book he cowrote with Charles Wilson.

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