A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry.

Hodge, Nathan and Weinberger, Sharon.

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Nuclear tourism is experiencing something of a renaissance, but as secrecy is a long-standing (and often necessary) corollary of nuclear weapons it presents a certain logistical challenge to travel planning. However, the authors managed to visit locations in 10 US states and 5 countries. They unearthed more questions than answers, and reveal some unknown and entertaing stories about the nuclear world.

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In A Nuclear Family Vacation, husband-and-wife journalists Sharon Weinberger and Nathan Hodge hit the open road to explore the secretive world of nuclear weaponry. Along the way, they answer the questions most nuclear tourists don't get to ask: Are nuclear weapons still on hair-trigger alert? Is there such a thing as a suitcase nuke? Is Iran really building the bomb? Together, Weinberger and Hodge visit top-secret locations like the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility in Iran, the United States' Kwajalein military outpost in the Marshall Islands, the Y-12 facility in Tennessee, and "Site R," a bunker known as the "Underground Pentagon," rumoured to be Vice President Cheney's personal 'undisclosed location' of choice. Their atomic road trip reveals plans to revitalize the U.S. nuclear arsenal, even as the United States pushes other countries to disarm. Weaving together travel writing with world-changing events, A Nuclear Family Vacation unearths unknown and often quite entertaining stories about the nuclear world.

Book Details

Author Hodge, Nathan and Weinberger, Sharon.
Format PB
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages 336
Publish Date 7/07/2008
Catalogue Jul19
Catalogue book number 310