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

Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak, (electronic resource)

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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
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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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Y-12 National Security Complex (U.S.)
  • Y-12 National Security Complex (U.S.)
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Pacifists
  • Courage
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons industry
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control
  • HISTORY / Military / Biological & Chemical Warfare
  • HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare
  • Antinuclear movement
  • Courage
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Military policy
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons industry
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Pacifists
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • United States
Label
Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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
Control code
ocn945550044
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698189232
Lccn
2016013992
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026238064
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F0DA398-D4F2-40AC-9F0A-B40A1CF0C214
System control number
(OCoLC)945550044
Label
Almighty : courage, resistance, and existential peril in the nuclear age, Dan Zak, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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
Control code
ocn945550044
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698189232
Lccn
2016013992
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026238064
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F0DA398-D4F2-40AC-9F0A-B40A1CF0C214
System control number
(OCoLC)945550044

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