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Atomic Ed - Janire Najera

Atomic Ed

By: Janire Najera (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st May 2019
ISBN: 9788417047610
Number Of Pages: 196

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Atomic Ed tells the story of Ed Grothus, from the time he worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to his transformation into an outspoken antinuclear activist. Founded by the US Government during World War II, Los Alamos was selected to be one of the sites of the top-secret Manhattan Project because of its remote location. It was here that scientists were able to harness the power of the atom, developing the weaponry used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Archival documents, vintage and recent photographs, and a selection of letters from over fifty years of correspondence between Ed Grothus and various politicians, scientists, members of the media, and his relatives take us back and forth through the nuclear history of the United States.

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  • Atomic Ed shed light on the journey of Ed Grothus, from being a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory to becoming one of the most outspoken antinuclear activist.
  • After leaving "Los Alamos" he bought a former grocery store creating The Black Hole and turning it into a Mecca of technological obsolescence with the material he kept buying from LANL.
  • It was at The Black Hole that he started to be an activist sending letters all over including to the Presidents of the United State up until Barack Obama. Ed passed away in 2009.
83 photographs, 43 original letters

ISBN: 9788417047610
ISBN-10: 8417047611
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 21st May 2019
Publisher: Editorial PM
Country of Publication: ES
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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