« Tuesday November 13, 2012 »
Start: 6:30 pm
The Sierra Club and several local groups have invited nuclear skeptic author Kristen Iverson to speak at the Hartland Public Library on Tuesday evening, November 13th at 6:30 pm.
Kristen Iverson has written Full Body Burden, Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America."
This book is both a touching, closely observed family memoir and a strong piece of investigative journalism, a detailed account of the U.S. government’s attempt to conceal the effects of toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats. (The title refers to the amount of radioactive material at any time in a human body.) A gripping and scary story of growing up in the Atomic Age.
"It's an essential and unforgettable book that should be talked about in schools and book clubs, online and in the White House."
--Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks