This atom bomb in me / Lindsey A. Freeman.

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  • Additional Information
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781503606890
      1503606899
    • Accession Number:
      2018009274
    • Accession Number:
      on1031054822
      1031054822
    • Accession Number:
      fay.627053
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FREEMAN, L. A. This atom bomb in me. [s.l.] : Redwood Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Freeman LA. This Atom Bomb in Me. Redwood Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053. Accessed November 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Freeman, L. A. (2019). This atom bomb in me. Redwood Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Freeman, Lindsey A. 2019. This Atom Bomb in Me. Redwood Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053.
    • Harvard:
      Freeman, L. A. (2019) This atom bomb in me. Redwood Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053 (Accessed: 19 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Freeman, LA 2019, This atom bomb in me, Redwood Press, viewed 19 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Freeman, Lindsey A. This Atom Bomb in Me. Redwood Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Freeman, Lindsey A. This Atom Bomb in Me. Redwood Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Freeman LA. This atom bomb in me [Internet]. Redwood Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627053

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 October #4

Through a tapestry of interwoven vignettes, Freeman (Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia) revisits the surreal side of her Reagan-era childhood in a beautiful and haunting memoir. The grandchild of a Manhattan Project courier who subsequently worked for the Atomic Energy Commission during the Cold War, Freeman was born in, and subsequently spent much time at, her grandparents' house in Oak Ridge, Tenn, where the uranium was refined for the bomb that struck Hiroshima. Despite many markers of a conventional American childhood—i.e., serving as a Brownie Scout, watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood—other details Freeman recalls are both strange and quietly sinister, such as men being whited out in family photographs. When, one day, she happens upon a deer giving birth, she wonders if the shaking, awkwardly moving fawn has been mutated, before realizing what she had actually seen was a "beautiful creature on the not-yet-brown grass of summer becoming what she was supposed to become." Freeman's work combines lyrical description and academic theory, bringing in the ideas of such theorists as Roland Barthes and Walter Benjamin, along with personal accounts and examinations of cultural touchstones. In all these ways, Freeman attempts to untangle the strange web of her youth over the course of this evocative, quietly probing account. (Feb.)

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