Nick Black's Reviews > Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from the Cold War

Atomic Postcards by John O'Brian
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Jul 19, 2011

bookshelves: to-read, oppenheimania
I own a copy

somewhat depressing that they could print a book called, like, "nuclear octopodes" or "atomic calamari" and sell it for $155 and it would be poorly edited plagiarism from Brighter than a Thousand Suns and Richard Rhodes plus a bunch of cephalopod jerky high in mercury content, which rotted during delivery, and attracted bugs which destroyed other, better books, and i'd just be like "mmmm mercury sweetest of the transition metals please sell me more nuclear weapon kitsch" and they will sell it to me, the fuckers aughghghghhg

social historians will be first against the wall.

also, i heard about this from approximately 40 sources at once. i need a new hobby/fascination.

until then:

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