AUTHORRoy, Susan
TITLEBomboozled: How the U.S. Government Misled Itself and Its People Into Believing They Could Survive a Nuclear Attack
PUBLISHERPointed Leaf Press
CITYNew York, NY

This book provides a visually rich look at the impact of nuclear weapons on U.S. society during the Cold War years. The author contends that the government’s fallout shelter program was designed to convert citizens into Cold War warriors rather than to protect them from an atomic attack. Numerous photographs, posters, diagrams, and excerpts from government documents combine with descriptive text to present a vibrant portrayal of how Americans viewed atomic weapons and their consequences. The book includes discussion and images of a range of shelters, from primitive rooms to elaborate underground homes. It is supported by a solid bibliography and list of resources.

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