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Atomic America


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Prologue - January 3, 1961Chapter one - The USS United States: The CadreChapter two - Rickover: January 3, 1961 - 9:01 pmChapter three - Idaho: The RecoveryChapter four - The Army: The Bachelor PartyChatper five: The Air Force: Camp CenturyChapter six - The Investigation: The BurialChapter seven - EnterpriseEpilogueNotesSourcesAcknowledgments Index

About the Author

Todd Tucker served as an officer with the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine force and is the author of The Great Starvation Experiment.


"Today, trying to balance the realities of global warming with America's energy needs, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received proposals for 32 new reactors-which makes Tucker's book vitally relevant."-Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
"Tucker has achieved the difficult task of entertaining as he enlightens: Atomic America is a gripping narrative as well as a clearheaded caution as we enter what perhaps will become the era of atomic precedence."-Sara Hov, Army -- Sara Hov * Army *
"With the United States again considering nuclear power as a means to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, Atomic America serves as a reeminder that, whether the United States is finally ready to pass the nuclear responsibility test or not, the days of careless, runaway atomic enthusiasm are firmly in this nation's past."-Mike Kanin, Washington City Paper -- Mike Kanin * Washington City Paper *
"Tucker is a good explainer, and his background in the field lends authority to his technical descriptions."-Seth Shulman, Washington Post -- Seth Shulman * Washington Post *
"A brilliantly told story of nuclear power development in the United States. At a moment when Americans may be turning to the atom as a solution to our energy and environmental needs, this is a much-needed cautionary tale."-Priscilla J. McMillan, author of The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer * Priscilla J. McMillan *
"Incorporating the career of Admiral Hyman Rickover, the creator of the nuclear navy, Tucker's work importantly recalls a forgotten warning from nuclear history."-Gilbert Taylor, Booklist -- Gilbert Taylor * Booklist *

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