Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia (Paperback)Lindsey A. Freeman (author)
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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.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
Freeman skillfully illuminates the lengthy half-lives of the founding generation's memories in recounting Manhattan Project communities.--Journal of American History
Offers one of the clearest examples of how we have learned to see the means of destruction as our salvation." --Southern Spaces
A substantial contribution to the fields of atomic history, history and memory, and the intersection of social theory and social history.--Journal of Southern History
Insightful. . . . Has a serious mission: sifting through Oak Ridge's myths and pleading for a more progressive vision.--Chapter 16
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