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The Atomic West by Bruce Hevly
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The Atomic West (1998)

by Bruce Hevly (Editor), John M. Findlay (Editor)

Other authors: Carl Abbott (Contributor), Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest., Robert E. Ficken (Contributor), John M. Findlay (Contributor), Matthew Glass (Contributor)8 more, Stanley Goldberg (Contributor), Barton C. Hacker (Contributor), Gregg Herken (Contributor), Bruce Hevly (Contributor), Dan O'Neill (Contributor), Daniel Pope (Contributor), Ferenc M. Szasz (Contributor), Thomas Wellock (Contributor)

Series: Emil and Kathleen Sick Lecture-Book Series in Western History and Biography

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Hevly, BruceEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Findlay, John M.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Abbott, CarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ficken, Robert E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Findlay, John M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glass, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldberg, StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hacker, Barton C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Herken, GreggContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hevly, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Neill, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pope, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Szasz, Ferenc M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contents:
Atomic West : region and nation, 1942-1992 / Bruce Hevly and John M. Findlay --
Grand Coulee and Hanford : the atomic bomb and the development of the Columbia River / Robert E. Ficken --
General Groves and the atomic West : the making and meaning of Hanford / Stanley Goldberg --
Building the atomic cities : Richland, Los Alamos, and the American planning language / Carl Abbott --
University of California, the federal weapons labs, and the founding of the atomic West / Gregg Herken --
James L. Tuck : scientific polymath and eternal optimist of the atomic West / Ferenc M. Szasz --
"Hotter than a $2 pistol" : fallout, sheep, and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1953-1986 / Barton C. Hacker --
Alaska and the firecracker boys : the story of project Chariot / Dan O'Neill --
Radical initiatives and moderate alternatives : California's 1976 nuclear safeguards initiative / Thomas Wellock --
Antinuclear activism in the Pacific Northwest : WPPSS and its enemies / Daniel Pope --
Air Force, western Shoshone, and Mormon rhetoric of place and the MX conflict / Matthew Glass.
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The Manhattan Project transformed the entire country in myriad ways, but it did not affect each region in the same way. "Atomic West" tells the story of how the U.S. government, acting on an enduring perception of the American West as an "empty" place, located a disproportionate number of nuclear facilities in the western states--especially the ones most likely to spread pollution. Maps.

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