Lawrence G. Freedman in FOREIGN AFFAIRS, January-February 2004
"WHOLE WORLD ON FIRE is a thoughtful examination of the effect of organizations on the science and technology of determining nuclear devastation. Lynn Eden's book is thoroughly researched and well written."
- Dr. William J. Perry, Nineteenth U.S. Secretary of Defense
"CANNY, BOLD, SUBTLE, lucid, surprising, and distressing, WHOLE WORLD ON FIRE demonstrates brilliantly that complex organizational processes having disastrous consequences need not remain mysterious if an investigator who combines perceptiveness, determination, and finesse comes along to unravel them."
- Charles Tilly, Columbia University
"LYNN EDEN'S BOOK IS TERRIFIC. It is well written, well argued,theoretically innovative, empirically rich, methodologically sound, politically important, and controversial. She argues that the nuclear weapons community has misinformed policymakers and the public by neglecting to calculate the ferocious effects of mass fires on nuclear targets. The puzzle of how so many people could be so wrong about something so important makes this an intrinsically interesting story. The political implications of Eden's argument are profound: not only are nuclear weapons even more destructive than we had thought, but there is a direct bearing on current issues in nuclear strategy."
- Jonathan Mercer, University of Washington