Almighty

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Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age
Author:Dan Zak
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A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardshipOn Saturday, July 28, 2012, an eighty-two-year-old Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house painter infiltrated the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, nuclear complex in the dead of night, smearing the walls with human blood and spray-painting quotes from the Bible. Then they waited to be arrested. What was a simple plan-one far more successful than even its perpetrators expected-spawned a complex discussion. How did three unarmed civilians manage to penetrate one of the most heavily guarded locations in the world, nicknamed the &quote;Fort Knox of Uranium&quote;? Why does the United States continue to possess more nuclear weaponry than is needed to destroy global civilization many times over? And what does this mean for the day-to-day safety of Americans?In Almighty, Washington Post writer Dan Zak begins with the present-day axis of a seventy-year-old story, exploring how events of the twentieth century led to one of the most successful and high-profile demonstrations of anti-nuclear activism.

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  • Age restriction: 0+
  • Date added to LitRes: 09 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781504724562
  • Narrator: Michael Quinlan
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Copyright: Gardners Books
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