Atomic Frontier Days : Hanford and the American West
It is easy to think about Hanford as an expression of federal power, a place apart from humanity and nature, but that view is a distortion of its history. Atomic Frontier Days looks through a wider lens, telling a complex story of production, community-building, politics, and environmental sensibilities. In brilliantly structured parallel stories, the authors bridge the divisions that accompany Hanford's headlines and offer perspective on today's controversies. Influenced as much by regional culture, economics, and politics as by war, diplomacy, and environmentalism, the story of Hanford and the Tri-Cities of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick illuminates the history of the modern American West.