Maybe not the best idea for me to carry this around on an airplane. I was immediately drawn to this memoir, because fun facts: I worked at Raytheon Missile Systems in college, where my grandmother had also worked decades before when it was Hughes Aircraft. After college, I took basic unexploded ordinance training and worked on a test and training range in Utah doing archaeological surveys. It was weird and the ethical implications of missiles are murky at best. The author of this book delves into that, she opened my eyes to an odd world of civilian vs. enlisted culture on military base, and the even spotlights her evangelical education (starring the DeVos family, eek). Though much of her telling is personal discovery, she puts it in a fascinating and well researched historic context that is so relevant today (Reagan's unsuitability to serve in office due to his deteriorating cognitive state is so much more apparent in hindsight, for example. . .) The bad news is that this book doesn't come out until August, but at least you can pre-order in the meantime.
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