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

Longing for the bomb: : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman, (electronic resource)

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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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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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Midwest
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Freeman, Lindsey A
Dewey number
355.8/25119097309044
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Electronic books
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Popular culture
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • Official secrets
Target audience
adult
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Longing for the bomb: : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719738
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multicolored
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MWT11719738
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1 online resource
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  • online
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MWT11719738
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Label
Longing for the bomb: : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia, Lindsey A. Freeman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11719738
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11719738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11719738
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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