Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

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Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.

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“Full Body Burden” is a simmering and sickening book that runs on two downward sloping tracks.

Full Body Burden is one of those rare, life-changing works whose quiet, insistent moral authority commands us to read on and to remember.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Broadway Books (June 05, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 3.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2012

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