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by | Read by Bob Craig

Contemporary Culture • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The authors unfold the story of the Islamic acquisition of supplies and materials for nuclear weapons by profiling Abdul Qadeer Khan. The Pakistani nationalist steadily evolved into a maverick entrepreneur with dual goals--to get the bomb for Pakistan and make a few bucks on the side by cutting separate deals with other nations. Bob Craig's slightly raspy voice has a calming quality, which, considering the volatile topic of this work, is welcome. Listeners learn about factors that contributed to Khan's success as a rogue businessman, specifically, a combination of "weak export controls and lax enforcement." Craig's narration brings the reader to a stark conclusion: When a lot of politics, a bit of religion, and some technological know-how combine with a prodigious ego--the result is dangerous. M.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-60024-129-1 $39.98 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2007

DD ISBN multiple sources

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