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作者 Freeman, Lindsey A., author
書名 Longing for the bomb : Oak Ridge and atomic nostalgia / Lindsey A. Freeman
出版項 Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9781469622378 (paperback : alkaline paper)
9781469622385 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  F444.O3 F74 2015    在架上    30610020536439
版本 First edition
說明 xv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-213) and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Prologue -- Introduction -- The atomic prophecy -- Brahms and bombs on the atomic frontier -- At work in the atomic beehive -- We didn't exactly live in a democracy -- From Hiroshima to normalization -- Happy memories under the mushroom cloud -- Manhattan Project time machine -- Atomic snapshots -- Longing for the bomb
主題 Oak Ridge (Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- History -- 20th century
Official secrets -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Atomic bomb -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Manhattan Project (U.S.) -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Tennessee -- Oak Ridge
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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