Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Atomic West” as Want to Read:
The Atomic West
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Atomic West

by
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  1 review
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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Atomic West, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Atomic West

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-22 of 22)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Steve Strait
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.
Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson is currently reading it
Oct 27, 2014
Taco Tuesday
Taco Tuesday marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2014
Jace
Jace marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2013
Tanner
Tanner added it
Oct 22, 2013
Ryan
Ryan added it
Jun 18, 2013
Carmen Tourney
Carmen Tourney marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2012
Jim
Jim added it
Mar 05, 2012
Jw
Jw added it
Jul 18, 2011
Diana
Diana marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West Big Science: The Growth of Large-Scale Research

Share This Book