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The Resource Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman

Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman

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Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia
Title
Longing for the bomb
Title remainder
Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia
Statement of responsibility
Lindsey A. Freeman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Longing for the Bomb traces the unusual story of the first atomic city and the emergence of American nuclear culture. Tucked into the folds of Appalachia and kept off all commercial maps, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created for the Manhattan Project by the U.S. government in the 1940s. Its workers labored at a breakneck pace, most aware only that their jobs were helping 'the war effort.' The city has experienced the entire lifespan of the Atomic Age, from the fevered wartime enrichment of the uranium that fueled Little Boy, through a brief period of atomic utopianism after World War II when it began to brand itself as 'The Atomic City,' to the anxieties of the Cold War, to the contradictory contemporary period of nuclear unease and atomic nostalgia. Oak Ridge's story deepens our understanding of the complex relationship between America and its bombs. Blending historiography and ethnography, Lindsey Freeman shows how a once-secret city is visibly caught in an uncertain present, no longer what it was historically yet still clinging to the hope of a nuclear future. It is a place where history, memory, and myth compete and conspire to tell the story of America's atomic past and to explain the nuclear present"--
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Freeman, Lindsey A
Dewey number
355.8/25119097309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F444.O3
LC item number
F74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Official secrets
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Popular culture
  • Atomic bomb
  • Manners and customs
  • Official secrets
  • Popular culture
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Tennessee
  • United States
Label
Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- The atomic prophecy -- Brahms and bombs on the atomic frontier -- At work in the atomic beehive -- We didn't exactly live in a democracy -- From Hiroshima to normalization -- Happy memories under the mushroom cloud -- Manhattan Project time machine -- Atomic snapshots -- Longing for the bomb
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 234 pages
Isbn
9781469622378
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891369595
  • 2100728
  • (OCoLC)891369595
  • (OCoLC)ocn891369595
  • 2100728
Label
Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Introduction -- The atomic prophecy -- Brahms and bombs on the atomic frontier -- At work in the atomic beehive -- We didn't exactly live in a democracy -- From Hiroshima to normalization -- Happy memories under the mushroom cloud -- Manhattan Project time machine -- Atomic snapshots -- Longing for the bomb
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 234 pages
Isbn
9781469622378
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014038124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891369595
  • 2100728
  • (OCoLC)891369595
  • (OCoLC)ocn891369595
  • 2100728

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