Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

3,88 valoración promedio
( 125 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780399173752: Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

**A Washington Post "Notable Nonfiction Book of 2016"**

ON A TRANQUIL SUMMER NIGHT
in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” Y-12 was supposedly one of the most secure sites in the world, a bastion of warhead parts and hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium—enough to power thousands of nuclear bombs. The three activists—a house painter, a Vietnam War veteran, and an 82-year-old Catholic nun—penetrated the complex’s exterior with alarming ease; their strongest tools were two pairs of bolt cutters and three hammers. Once inside, these pacifists hung protest banners, spray-painted biblical messages, and streaked the walls with human blood. Then they waited to be arrested.

WITH THE BREAK-IN and their symbolic actions, the activists hoped to draw attention to a costly military-industrial complex that stockpiles deadly nukes. But they also triggered a political and legal firestorm of urgent and troubling questions. What if they had been terrorists? Why do the United States and Russia continue to possess enough nuclear weaponry to destroy the world several times over?

IN ALMIGHTY, WASHINGTON POST REPORTER Dan Zak answers these questions by reexamining America’s love-hate relationship to the bomb, from the race to achieve atomic power before the Nazis did to the solemn 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. At a time of concern about proliferation in such nations as Iran and North Korea, the U.S. arsenal is plagued by its own security problems. This life-or-death quandary is unraveled in Zak’s eye-opening account, with a cast that includes the biophysicist who first educated the public on atomic energy, the prophet who predicted the creation of Oak Ridge, the generations of activists propelled into resistance by their faith, and the Washington bureaucrats and diplomats who are trying to keep the world safe. Part historical adventure, part courtroom drama, part moral thriller, Almighty reshapes the accepted narratives surrounding nuclear weapons and shows that our greatest modern-day threat remains a power we discovered long ago.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Dan Zak is a reporter for The Washington Post. He has written a wide range of news stories, narratives, and profiles while on local, national, and foreign assignments. He is from Buffalo, N.Y., and lives in Washington, D.C.

Review:

“Read Almighty. Its message is current and extremely urgent.” –Huffington Post

“This is a strangely captivating book—dark and utterly frightening...Zak’s narrative is a perfectly measured blend of biography, suspense, and history. He skillfully uses the small, finite story of the Y-12 protest to explore our national identity as a people whose culture is now intimately connected with things nuclear.” –Kai Bird, The New York Times Book Review

"With nuns splashing blood, countries making pledges, diplomats working to reduce the size of world-destroying arsenals, suppliers cheering a new Cold War, Zak demonstrates that we’re all in it together. And he’s honest enough to report as well the hard truth that none of us yet knows how to get out of it alive." –Richard Rhodes, The Washington Post (author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb)

“This book is essential reading for any American.” –America Magazine

“Centering on a single episode, a powerful declaration of conscience, a Washington Post reporter tells an intensely unsettling story about living with our nuclear arsenal. In July 2012, cutting through fences topped with razor wire and avoiding guards, guns, sensors, armored cars, and alarms, an 80-year-old nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a housepainter, all deeply religious, all affiliated with the pacifist Plowshares movement, broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the "Fort Knox of Uranium."... it's the moral convictions demonstrated by Zak's three holy fools that will remain with readers. A scrupulously reported, gracefully told, exquisitely paced debut.” Kirkus (starred review)

“Zak takes the reader on a journey into the still-vibrant realm of the US nuclear arms complex. His guides are an aging nun, a house-painter and other everyday Americans who realize the senseless violence at the center of the nation’s national security. A brilliant portrayal of these heroes of our time.” –Kate Brown, author of Plutopia

"Zak gracefully synthesizes the stories of the politicians and bureaucrats controlling stockpiles of weapons and those of the activists working to disarm them." –Publisher's Weekly

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Zak, Dan
Editorial: Blue Rider Press 2016-07-12 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Press 2016-07-12, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780399173752B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,02
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,11
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Zak, Dan
Editorial: Blue Rider Press
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0399173757 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería SWATI2132096884

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,13
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Dan Zak
Editorial: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. On July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the world. An 82 Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house smeared the walls with human blood and spray-painted quotes from the Bible. Then they waited to be arrested. This simple act spawned a complex discussion. In Almighty, Washington Post writer Dan Zak examines how events over the past 70 years led to this act, one of the most successful and high-profile demonstrations of anti-nuclear activism. Nº de ref. de la librería FLT9780399173752

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Dan Zak
Editorial: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. On July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the world. An 82 Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house smeared the walls with human blood and spray-painted quotes from the Bible. Then they waited to be arrested. This simple act spawned a complex discussion. In Almighty, Washington Post writer Dan Zak examines how events over the past 70 years led to this act, one of the most successful and high-profile demonstrations of anti-nuclear activism. Nº de ref. de la librería FLT9780399173752

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,13
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Dan Zak
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. On July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the world. An 82 Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house smeared the walls with.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 416 pages. 0.658. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780399173752

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,31
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Daniel Zak
Editorial: Blue Rider Press July 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Primera edición Ejemplar firmado Cantidad: 3
Librería
A Cappella Books, Inc.
(Atlanta, GA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Press July 2016, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. Signed on the title page by Dan Zak at our event with him. Signed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 178872

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Zak, Dan
Editorial: Blue Rider Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Press, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110399173757

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,70
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Zak, Dan
Editorial: Blue Rider Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Press, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0399173757

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 33,32
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,56
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Zak, Daniel
Editorial: Blue Rider Pr (2016)
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Blue Rider Pr, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 304 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0399173757

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 38,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,75
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Dan Zak
ISBN 10: 0399173757 ISBN 13: 9780399173752
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. On July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the world. An 82 Catholic nun, a Vietnam veteran, and a house smeared t.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 416 pages. 0.658. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780399173752

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 25,96
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 31,54
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda