AUTHORMojtabai, A. G.
TITLEBlessèd Assurance: At Home with the Bomb in Amarillo, Texas
PUBLISHERUniversity of New Mexico Press
CITYAlbuquerque, NM

This book explores the relationship between the Christian right of Amarillo, Texas and Pantex, the final assembly plant for all nuclear weapons in the United States. Mojtabai looks at the “intersection of religious vision and nuclear reality” (advisory) when discussing the Christians' belief in the divine rescue of true believers from the coming holocaust, possibly a nuclear war. He also discusses the role of antinuclear activists in Amarillo, and the townspeople’s opinions on nuclear bombs and the future of the human race. Written in the first-person, this narrative flows well enough to be mistaken for fiction; however, it is a real-life account of the author’s experiences traveling to and in Amarillo.

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