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At The Heart Of The Bomb: The Dangerous Allure Of Weapons Work
At The Heart Of The Bomb: The Dangerous Allure Of Weapons Work
By Debra Rosenthal
Addison-Wesley, 1990, 244 pp.

Half travelogue describing the Los Alamos and Sandia nuclear weapons laboratories, half interviews with those who build bombs, Rosenthal's purpose is to investigate the specialness of the choices confronting these people. What is striking instead, in unusual surroundings, is the ordinariness of those choices-hopes and dreams colliding with divorces, mortgages and college bills.