Full Body Burden is Kristen Iversen's story of growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant. It's also a book about the destructive power of secretsâ€”both family secrets and government secrets. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about whatÂ they made at Rocky Flatsâ€”best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions and discovered some disturbing realities.
Â Â Â Â As this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalismâ€”a shocking account of the government's sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents' vain attempts to seek justice in court. Based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, this taut, beautifully written book promises to have a very long half-life.
Now with Extra Libris material, including a readerâ€™s guide and bonus content
Author : Kristen Iversen
ISBN : 0307955656
Language : English
No of Pages : 432
Edition : Reprint
Publication Date : 6/4/2013
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 7.95x5.12x0.94
Book weight : 0.01
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