Almighty

Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100115212
Released: Jul 12, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504724548
Narrator/s: Michael Quinlan
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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 "Fort Knox of Uranium"? 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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Author(s): Dan Zak
Original Publish Date: Jul 12, 2016

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Author(s): Dan Zak
Narrator(s): Michael Quinlan
Product Number DD21381
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504724609
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Author(s): Dan Zak
Product Number EB00627046
Released: Jul 12, 2016
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Publisher: Blue Rider Press
ISBN: #9780698189232

Professional reviews

"There's something calm and routine in narrator Michael Quinlan's voice as he delivers this audiobook. Within hours, a trio of nuclear weapons opponents will be risking an encounter with deadly force. They're headed for the nuclear facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the town that uranium built, as an act of protest. Zak uses their story as a framework for a history of the United States' nuclear buildup and the development of antinuclear activism. There are hints of the trio's passion in Quinlan's reading. However, with lots of background material to cover, the drama fully blooms in the courtroom where the trio is tried for sabotage. The protestors provides the human angle for a story of science, secrecy, and global relations. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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