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Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Steve Olson

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl Featuring Steve Olson

Science writer Steve Olson joins Nancy Pearl to talk about his book "The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age," the story of the Manhattan Project, WWII, and the Cold War from the perspective of the often-overlooked Hanford Nuclear Facility. In the book, Olson, who grew up just down the road from the Hanford site in Othello, Wash., recounts stories of the influential scientists and engineers and the small town that played a big role in creating plutonium that fueled some of the most destructive weapons ever created.

Duration: 29 min

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