A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry
A Nuclear Family Vacation:
Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry
by Sharon Weinberger and Nathan Hodge
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A word of advice: Do not allow Sharon Weinberger and Nathan Hodge to plan your vacation, unless touring missile silos in the middle of Wyoming is your idea of a good time. Better to go to the beach and bring along A Nuclear Family Vacation, their entertaining travelogue-cum–history of the American nuclear-weapons industry (and its analogues in central Asia and Iran). Better still, read their book at summer’s end; though frequently amusing, A Nuclear Family Vacation is likely to dampen one’s spirits, as discussions of nuclear war will often do.
Weinberger and Hodge, “two defense reporters wedded to our work (and each other),” traveled to a dozen places associated with nuclear weapons, including the marquee attractions of nuclear tourism—among them Los Alamos, New Mexico, and the formerly “secret city” of
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