Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die

Raven Rock The Story of the U S Government s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die A fresh window on American history The eye opening truth about the government s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil even if the rest of us die a roadmap that spans from the dawn o

  • Title: Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die
  • Author: Garrett M. Graff
  • ISBN: 9781476735405
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A fresh window on American history The eye opening truth about the government s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil even if the rest of us die a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.Every day in Washington, DC, the blue and gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, codenamed MUSSEL, flies over the Potomac River As obvious as the PresideA fresh window on American history The eye opening truth about the government s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil even if the rest of us die a roadmap that spans from the dawn of the nuclear age to today.Every day in Washington, DC, the blue and gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, codenamed MUSSEL, flies over the Potomac River As obvious as the Presidential motorcade, most people assume the squadron is a travel perk for VIPs They re only half right while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital In the event of an attack, select officials would be whisked by helicopters to a ring of secret bunkers around Washington, even as ordinary citizens were left to fend for themselves.For sixty years, the US government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself, and the multibillion dollar Continuity of Government COG program takes numerous forms from its plans to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing 747 jet flying high over Nebraska In Raven Rock, Garrett M Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650 acre compound called Raven Rock just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents and nationalize industries Equal parts a presidential, military, and cultural history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government plan and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the War on Terror.

    Raven Rock Mountain Complex The Raven Rock Mountain Complex RRMC , also known as Site R, is a U.S military installation with an underground nuclear bunker near Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, at Raven Rock Mountain that has been called an underground Pentagon The bunker has emergency operations centers for the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force.Along with Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Raven Rock Dragonborn Elder Scrolls FANDOM powered Raven Rock is a frontier town, located on the southern coast of Solstheim and is the capital of the island It was originally a mining settlement built by the East Empire Company in the late Third Era By E it is a far cry from its former days Due to the mines drying up and due to the Raven Rock The Story of the U.S Government s Secret Plan Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Raven Rock The Story of the U.S Government s Raven Rock The Story of the U.S Government s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die Kindle edition by Garrett M Graff Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Raven Rock The Story of the U.S Government s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. Raven Rock Golf Course Raven Rock Golf Course Golf Welcome to Raven Rock Golf Course Enjoy one of Kentucky s most breathtaking hole golf courses, a beautiful marriage of the handiwork of man and nature. Raven Rock State Park NC State Parks The Cape Fear River is the frequent hiking destination for visitors entering Raven Rock State Park, whether it s Lanier Falls, the Fish Traps rapids or the massive Raven Rock Raven Rock Ramble Promoting Organ Donation Awareness and benefitting the UNC Kidney Center About Camp David Raven Rock Mountain Complex Aug , PERSONNEL ENTRY CONTROL PROCEDURES FOR RAVEN ROCK SITE R Site R is a secure facility and personnel must follow the security procedures outlined in USAG Raven Rock Regulation The RRMC Security Intelligence Office is responsible for validating requests for entry to the installation. Black Raven s Online World of Rock n Roll Black Raven s Online World of Rock n Roll All you need to know about Germany s Teddy Boy Rock n Roll band from Dusseldorf Gig guide, News, Tour, Shirts, Music and About Site R Commander of the Raven Rock Mountain Complex my name is bruce a reininger ra was stationed at ft ritchy from to and worked at site r I worked directly for col harry w berry for . years as his driver, graphic artist,and slide presenter.

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    1. Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett M. Graff is a 2017 Simon & Schuster publication. This is a very interesting accounting of how the United States began, during the cold war era, to take intense precautions against the possibility of a nuclear war, that would preserve the presidency, even in the wake of massive destruction. The measures were put in place, not to save any one president, in particular, from death, but [...]

    2. “It’s not the end of the world at all…It’s only the end for us. The world will go on just the same, only we shan’t be in it. I dare say it will get along all right without us.”- Nevil Shute, On the Beach“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency, you must start with this one thing: the very definition of ‘emergency’ is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you ar [...]

    3. This book is crazy. I keep trying to explain it to people, and failing to. Basically, this is the secret history of the US government's preparations for the apocalypse, starting with World War II, extending into the Cold War, boosted once more by 9/11, and then continuing to the current day.The most obvious thing this book does is survey all the secret hardened underground facilities where the govt plans to weather the end of the world. There are a lot of them and they are big. That alone is pre [...]

    4. A Compelling and Fascinating ReadThis book is the single-best account of the development of the US Government's continuity of government plans that I've ever read. It is comprehensively-researched and energetically written. It presents the material in a compelling fashion, without becoming dull or overly-academic in tone.

    5. As a concept this is a 5 star book. The execution is barely 3 stars. There are lots of interesting facts but it kind of drags on in too many sections to count. It needed an ongoing, strong narrative to pull the reader through. Instead it was essentially a list of what the author found in his research, organized mostly chronologically. It would have been really nice to have a glossary of all the programs and acronyms because I couldn't keep them straight after reading this book over two weeks. Ed [...]

    6. I won an ARC in a giveaway -- Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett M. Graff -- pretty intense stuff to toss at me. It was very informative and will include documentation of where the research was from. A good read. *** side note: since my copy was an advanced & uncorrected proof; ALL of the end reference material pages were either not numbered/sorted all 000s /non-alphabetized or left blank to include in the final [...]

    7. Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die by Garrett M. Graff is probably going to be the go-to book for learning about the history of American continuity-of-government for the foreseeable future. If you ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of how every President from Truman through Obama worked to make sure some part of the United States Government survived World War III, this is definitely your book. (I suppose it also makes great refe [...]

    8. I read through the first 50 pages of this book and then skimmed a bit in the back chapters. I wasn't that impressed with the book, both because it was a bit dry and it started a bit further back in history. For me, a bunch of the Cold War stuff was boring. I think the later chapters that give you some financial numbers for closer to our own time are better.

    9. Reasonably interesting look at the cold war-era "bunker" plans. I think it's kinda funny how self-important the government is that they go to such great lengths to make these convoluted plans with such great secrecy. The example of 9-11 where everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off really underscores how the government is not some sort of all-powerful collection of brilliant people, mostly it's just a bunch of self-important windbags who spend billions of dollars on fa [...]

    10. Long and shockingly dull, given its theme and subtitle. Just a notarized report on the legal and physical construction of these CoG sites. Should be distilled as a article.

    11. Thematically interesting, but executed with the excitement of a textbook, and strewn with redundant uses of the author's favorite buzzwords like 'war matériel' and 'opening salvo of a nuclear war'.

    12. Badly in need of an editor. Some sections devolve into lists of names and numbers, which does little to illustrate any point the author may wish to make. And it's a minor thing, but the author provides an obviously incorrect date for the arrest of Soviet/Russia spy Robert Hanssen, and with one such obvious mistake, it makes me wonder how many others there might be which are less obvious.

    13. A fascinating, horrifying, hilarious story buried under a blizzard of minutiae and acronyms. Not every piece of research needs to go into the book.

    14. Fascinating subject matter, but poorly edited and organized. Became a drag about 60% of the way through.

    15. Excellent narrative taking you from the beginnings of Continuity of Government in the Truman administration to the rebirth in the Bush and Obama years. It's interesting to watch the progression as the government first tries to relocate outside of D.C to mock gentlemen to technology solutions such as naval and airborne retreats. Finally in the Bush and Clinton years, we see the gradual diminishing role of special facilities only to see an abrupt revival after 9/11.

    16. Continuity of Government (COG)The advent of nuclear weapons also brought with concerns of how to maintain a government during and after a nuclear attack. For a lack of a better term, this is called “continuity of government” or COG. Before nuclear weapons, it was virtually impossible to destroy a complete government in one attack. After nuclear weapons, this is an all to possible scenario!Ravenrock is an account of how the US Government planned for COG from President Truman to near present t [...]

    17. Since the dawn of the nuclear age, how to survive a potential war fought with perhaps the most dangerous weapons invented by human beings has been a frequently asked question. Not just by private individuals but by governments as well. Tracing the history of how the US government has planned for a nuclear showdown and its aftermath, Garrett M. Graff's 2017 book Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself - While the Rest of Us Die is a sobering but engrossing look [...]

    18. I AM IN AWE. First in the research Garrett Graff did on this book, unbelievable. Secondly, I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and entered the U. S. Coast Guard in 1965 and stayed on active duty until 1985 and frankly, I was 99% unaware of any of the material covered in this book. Raven Rock is a history book that takes the reader BEHIND THE HISTORY WE WERE TAUGHT AND TOLD and reads like a science fiction novel. Graff writes about school children participating in Nuclear Attack Drills; I remember [...]

    19. I loved reading this book it’s about the US governments continuity of government (COG) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) programs and brining with history as the process evolves and covers the period from Truman toObama. Also, and importantly the book title is far more cynical than the actual book. I’ll say right off I don’t recommend this book for everyone because I think most people will find it boring and tedious. One man’s opinion. I say that because he explains each aspect of his [...]

    20. First off title is accurate, the contingency plans are all for continuity of government, everyone else can plan on a miserable end to the nuclear era.On the whole the text was well-researched, engaging throughout and definitely clear in the very lack of any interest in saving anything but the State, following the 1960s true cost reconciliation of actual damage likely in a large global exchangee best outcome from the government's perspective is a seed of government viable and verifiable with whic [...]

    21. Following the Soviet detonation of their first atomic bomb the United States government had to look at the possibility that Washington D.C. could be destroyed, totally and with little or no notice. Thus began the plans for Continuity of Government (COG) to ensure that the government of the United States would go on and, perhaps more importantly, that the United States' nuclear retaliation would be swift and sure.Graff's book follows the efforts to build bunkers, first in D.C. and later in the su [...]

    22. I read Raven Rock right after Daniel Ellsberg's The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (which I recommend), which made for some enlightening moments of reading the same events from different perspectives. Eisenhower's predelegation of nuclear weapons authority, for example, comes across quite differently when it's discovered in the field vs. evolved from the president's concerns. Add Eric Schlosser's Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusio [...]

    23. In 1945 the world woke up to the reality that one nation might take over another nation using nuclear bombs or warheads. This book is about the efforts of the United States government to maintain Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear strike upon our nation, and it makes fascinating reading.Complicating nuclear planning is the fact that, especially when Congress is in session, normally everyone connected with Government is in the District of Columbia, a realively small patch of real [...]

    24. Wow. This is actually a very frightening book as you come to realize the government really considers a nuclear war as a survivable option (for itself) and has spent billions on planning, infrastructure and the like creating a shadow government. While, most tests and real life ( for example, 9/11) continue to show the plans do not and will not work, the State pretends they will anyway. Again, the scary part is understanding how seriously our "leaders" think that while you and I will die, they wil [...]

    25. The title is a bit lurid, but the text itself is a fascinating chronological survey of the government's plans an programs for it's own defense in a nuclear war, as well as a look at the perpetually floundering attempts at creating a Civil Defense program. I thought I knew a lot about the government's COG programs, but it turns out that I really only knew about the major ones. This book hits the major ones, but also drills down into the agency-specific plans and programs. The overall scale (and c [...]

    26. Excellent summary of America's preparation to survive a nuclear war. Traces the history of the various "continuity of government" (COG) programs from Truman through Obama. There's plenty of discussion of the various secret bomb shelters (hence the title of the book), but I found more fascinating the discussions on presidential, congressional, and judicial succession. There are so many scenarios where our Constitution falls short on the questions of succession, it's a wonder we haven't encountere [...]

    27. A good book about a fascinating subject, the Continuity of Government in the event of a nuclear disaster in Washington, DC. After spending billions of taxpayer money on such plans since the advent of the cold war, are plans in place to keep the federal government running in an efficient manner?Unfortunately, the answer is "no." There is a debate on how the person to succeed our "leaders" in the event the top heads of government would be selected, with no general consensus. Plans to attempt to sa [...]

    28. I liked it even as I detested much of what it had to say. Now, the subtitle " While the Rest of Us Die" is a touch misleading. I hardly imagine that most of our leaders in government disdain us so much that they are looking for their spot in Raven Rock as they thumb their noses at the rest of us. But, before they continue to waste ever more of our collective fruits of our liberty I would love it if they gave some pause to just what it is they are doing - and the fact that they do not should make [...]

    29. Garrett Graf has done a remarkable and meticulous job researching this broad-ranging cold war history that focuses on the US government's efforts to ensure its survival and communications during a nuclear attack and its aftermath. I had a hard time getting through Raven Rock solely because of the heavy and sometimes morbid nature of its subject. Mr. Graf does make a few factual errors, but he tends to stray away from the sensationalism of his subtitle. Raven Rock tends to steer clear of partisan [...]

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