Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of a Secret Nuclear Facility (Paperback)Kristen Iversen (author)
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
"Full Body Burden is one of the most important stories of the nuclear era. It's an essential and unforgettable book that should be talked about in schools and book clubs, online and in the White House" -- Rebecca Skloot, author of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
"As [Iversen] and her primary school classmates were being taught to duck and cover pathetically when the Soviets finally struck, they were all along coming under silent attack from their own government. Against a bracingly realised backdrop of the rural American mountain west, Iversen recounts a superficially untroubled childhood of horse-riding, jumping in lakes and kissing boys. Yet it is turned chilling by our steadily mounting knowledge, and her happy ignorance at the time, of what was going on just a few miles upwind without the consent of those being polluted" -- Jon Swain * Literary Review *
"An intriguing mix of memoir and first-class investigative journalism, a sort of Mad Men meets Erin Brockovich" * Independent *
"Superb... her prose combines perceptive lyricism with stark brutality" * New Scientist *
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