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Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West (Paperback)
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Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 28/02/2002
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This book examines the sobering realities associated with the participation of ordinary Americans in the development of the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. A former Chicago Tribune reporter and one-time editor of 'The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists', Len Ackland explores the fascinating story of Rocky Flats, Colorado for the first time. He skilfully weaves together the experiences of individuals with clear explanations of nuclear weapons technology , the dangers posed by plutonium and radiation, and the bitter fight between government agencies over environmental degradation.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826327987
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 439 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" Ackland skillfully weaves together individual experience with nuclear technology and politics. It's a model of investigation that should be read by all with concerns over the problems that accompany nuclear weapons and power."
A hard-edged history of a center of Cold War death-dealing technology. . . . Ackland also serves up a useful summary of American nuclear policy in the Cold War era . . . . The scary workings of Rocky Flats were far from ordinary. So, too, is this fine book of reportage and history.
"Making a Real Killing" is a model for making sense of the Cold War Atomic West. . . . It combines personal stories, excellent Cold War historical context, simplified technical explanations of complicated nuclear science, labor history, and corporate history into a compelling narrative. . . . "Making a Real Killing" should find its place not only alongside other recent atomic histories, but also next to the best books on understanding the American West of the last half-century.
"[Ackland] skillfully weaves together individual experience with nuclear technology and politics. It's a model of investigation that should be read by all with concerns over the problems that accompany nuclear weapons and power."
"A hard-edged history of a center of Cold War death-dealing technology. . . . Ackland also serves up a useful summary of American nuclear policy in the Cold War era . . . . The scary workings of Rocky Flats were far from ordinary. So, too, is this fine book of reportage and history."
""Making a Real Killing" is a model for making sense of the Cold War Atomic West. . . . It combines personal stories, excellent Cold War historical context, simplified technical explanations of complicated nuclear science, labor history, and corporate history into a compelling narrative. . . . "Making a Real Killing" should find its place not only alongside other recent atomic histories, but also next to the best books on understanding the American West of the last half-century."

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