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The Resource This atom bomb in me, Lindsey A. Freeman

This atom bomb in me, Lindsey A. Freeman

Label
This atom bomb in me
Title
This atom bomb in me
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey A. Freeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This Atom Bomb in Me traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a secret city during the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge enriched the uranium that powered Little Boy, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The city was a major nuclear production site throughout the Cold War, adding something to each and every bomb in the United States arsenal. Even today, Oak Ridge contains the world's largest supply of fissionable uranium. The granddaughter of an atomic courier, Lindsey A. Freeman turns a critical yet nostalgic eye to the place where her family was sent as part of a covert government plan. Theirs was a city devoted to nuclear science within a larger America obsessed with its nuclear prowess. Through memories, mysterious photographs, and uncanny childhood toys, she shows how Reagan-era politics and nuclear culture irradiated the late twentieth century. Alternately tender and alarming, her book takes a Geiger counter to recent history, reading the half-life of the atomic past as it resonates in our tense nuclear present
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Lindsey A
Dewey number
976.8/73
Index
no index present
LC call number
F444.O3
LC item number
F75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, Lindsey A.
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Nuclear weapons industry
  • Manners and customs
  • Nuclear weapons industry
  • Tennessee
Label
This atom bomb in me, Lindsey A. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031054822
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781503606890
Lccn
2018009274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1031054822
Label
This atom bomb in me, Lindsey A. Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1031054822
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781503606890
Lccn
2018009274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1031054822

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