The Resource Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak

Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak

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Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age
Title
Almighty
Title remainder
courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age
Statement of responsibility
Dan Zak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear weapons facilities in the world. An eighty-two-year-old Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house painter infiltrated the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, complex in the dead of night, smearing the walls with human blood and spray-painting quotes from the Bible. Then they waited to be arrested. What was a simple plan--one far more successful than even its perpetrators expected -- spawned a complex discussion. Among the questions that the infiltration raised: How did three unarmed civilians manage to penetrate one of the most heavily guarded locations in the world, nicknamed the 'Fort Knox of Uranium'? Why does the United States continue to possess more nuclear weaponry than is needed to destroy global civilization many times over? And what does this mean for the day-to-day safety of Americans? In Almighty, Washington Post writer Dan Zak begins with the present-day axis of a seventy-year-old story, exploring how events of the twentieth century -- including the prophecies of a farmer-turned-ascetic named John Hendrix and the early stages of the Manhattan Project in Morningside Heights -- led to one of the most successful and high-profile demonstrations of anti-nuclear activism"--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zak, Dan
Dewey number
327.1/7470973
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5584.U6
LC item number
Z34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Y-12 National Security Complex (U.S.)
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Pacifists
  • Courage
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons industry
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Action -- Manhattan -- The Field -- The Prophet -- The Miracle -- Security -- Part II. Reaction -- Washington -- Oak Ridge -- The Trial -- Part III. Relativity/Uncertainty -- The Modern Paradox -- Good Faith -- Epilogue
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780399173752
Isbn Type
(print : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016011566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016011566
  • 1476523
Label
Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Action -- Manhattan -- The Field -- The Prophet -- The Miracle -- Security -- Part II. Reaction -- Washington -- Oak Ridge -- The Trial -- Part III. Relativity/Uncertainty -- The Modern Paradox -- Good Faith -- Epilogue
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780399173752
Isbn Type
(print : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016011566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2016011566
  • 1476523

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