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Nuclear Renewal: Common Sense About Energy

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Has the U.S. written off nuclear energy too soon? The Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb makes the case that nuclear power actually affords the safest, cheapest, and cleanest energy available and goes on to offer proposals for the future.
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Viking Books (first published 1993)
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Nov 29, 2012 David P rated it liked it
At long last, here is an intelligent and articulate overview of nuclear energy, its promise and its dangers. Rhodes has written an eloquent exposition, and his slim volume (in better days it might have become a long article in the "New Yorker") should be required reading for any concerned citizen.

One expects the author of the Pulitzer prize winning "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" to come out in favor of nuclear power, and he does (the jacket tells us he is currently writing a history of the H-
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Dated crap from the otherwise fantastic Rhodes.
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Richard Lee Rhodes is an American journalist, historian, and author of both fiction and non-fiction (which he prefers to call "verity"), including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986), and most recently, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race (2007). He has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation a ...more
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