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By the Bomb's Early Light : American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, With New Preface

By the Bomb's Early Light : American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, With New Preface - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807844809

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ISBN13: 978-0807844809
ISBN10: 0807844802
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Published: 1994
International: No
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By the Bomb's Early Light : American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, With New Preface - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807844809

Paul Boyer

ISBN13: 978-0807844809
ISBN10: 0807844802
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Chapel Hill
Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural "fallout" in America during the early years of the atomic age. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the "anatomic bomb." In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age.