The Day After the Day After: My Atomic Angst

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Steven Church grew up in the 1970s and '80s in Lawrence, Kansas, a town whose predictable daily rhythms give way easily to anxiety--and a place that, since Civil War times, has been a canvas for sporadic scenes of havoc and violence in the popular imagination. Childhood was quiet on the surface, but Steven grew up scared--scared of killer tornadoes, winged monkeys, violent movies, authority figures, the dissolution of his parents' marriage, and most of all in Reagan's America, nuclear war. His fantasies of nuclear meltdown, ...

The Day After the Day After: My Atomic Angst 2010, Soft Skull Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781593762612

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