A comprehensive study of the missile system that formed a critical component of the United States' nuclear arsenal.
The Titan II ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) program was developed by the United States military to bolster the size, strength, and speed of the nation's strategic weapons arsenal in the 1950s and 1960s. Each missile carried a single warhead - the largest in U.S. inventory - used liquid fuel propellants, and was stored and launched from hardened underground silos. The missiles were deployed at basing facilities in Arkansas, Arizona, and Kansas and remained in active service for over 20 years. Since military deactivation in the early 1980s, the Titan II has served as a reliable satellite launch vehicle.
Titan II will be welcomed by professionals and laymen, and by the many civilian and Air Force personnel who were involved in the program - a deterrent weapons system that proved to be successful in defending America from nuclear attack.
"The author breaks new ground on the history of the Titan II weapon system... [A] masterpiece of scholarly research." (Rick W. Sturdevant Staff Historian, USAF)
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Abort the launch!!!!! This book is a no-go!
Just about anything would be an improvement. Sadly, almost the ENTIRE book is a list of dates and associated activities, such as one missile being removed from its silo and placed into another, or a new replacement part being installed in a given missile. It actually sounds like the narrator is just reading down a maintenance log.
At the risk of repeating myself, the author could have written something that was far more pleasant to listen to than a seemingly interminable laundry list of missile maintenance, upgrades, movement, etc. I don't think the audio sample on Audible.Com was representative of what the rest of the audiobook is like.
No. I hate to say it, but I think I wasted a credit on this one. The audio sample sounded great.
Okay, I've never written a book, so I have no idea how difficult it is. I admit it. But, it almost sounds like the author just grabbed reams and reams of Air Force missile maintenance logs, placed them in chronological order, then called it a book.
- Pete Mypaycheck
Disappointing: Lacks a coherent story