Logan Nonfiction Fellow Daniel Ellsberg Publishes “Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner”


We’re happy to share that Logan Nonfiction Program alumni Daniel Ellsberg published his newest book, “Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner” earlier this month.

Returning Ellsberg to his role as a whistleblower, “this gripping expose reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing “doomsday machine” and avoid nuclear catastrophe.” Booklist calls it, “Gripping and unnerving . . . A must-read of the highest order, Ellsberg’s profoundly awakening chronicle is essential to our future.”

Since the end of the Vietnam War, Ellsberg has been a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. Ellsberg worked on “Doomsday Machine” during his fellowship with the Logan Nonfiction Program in the spring of 2016.