Trenchant writing from a Pulitzer Prize finalist that dissects our obsession with technological utopia and looks towards a smarter future.
“Magisterial…Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.” —Salon
Named One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Written by the New York Times Magazine, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a New York Times Editors' Choice.
From “one of the most significant U.S. writers” (David Foster Wallace), an investigation of Yucca Mountain and human destruction in Las Vegas.
“A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans.”—General Wesley K. Clark