Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters

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While many transnational histories of the nuclear arms race have been written, Kate Brown provides the first definitive account of the great plutonium disasters of the United States and the Soviet Union. In Plutopia, Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the extraordinary stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia-the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium. To contain secrets, American and Soviet leaders created plutopias--communities of nuclear families living in highly ...

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190233105

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Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters 2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199855766

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