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The Atomic West
by Bruce Hevly
The Manhattan Project--the World War II race to produce an atomic bomb--transformed the entire country in myriad ways, but it did not affect each region equally. Acting on an enduring perception of the American West as an "empty" place, the U.S. government located a disproportionate number of nuclear facilities--particularly the ones most likely to spread pollution--in wes ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by University of Washington Press
(first published October 1st 1998)
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It is an excellent book about the development of the nuclear establishment for making the first atomic bomb. The book provided a history of the Manhattan Project in Hanford, Los Alamos, and Oak Ridge. I particularly liked the building of Richland, Washington as a government city since I lived there for 10 years.