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Full body burden

Kristen Iversen

Full body burden

growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats

by Kristen Iversen

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.),
  • Nuclear weapons plants,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Radioactive pollution,
  • Radioactive waste sites,
  • Cleanup,
  • Plutonium,
  • Health aspects,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesGrowing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats
    StatementKristen Iversen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD195.N85 I84 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25102128M
    ISBN 109780307955630
    LC Control Number2011045902

      Reading Full Body Burden on a flight to Boulder last spring, I wasn’t feeling the weight of a book in my lap as much as I was feeling the weight of guilt, of not paying attention all those years ago. If only I would have acted, I could have tried to have shattered the silence as .   Title: Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats Author: Kristen Iversen Genre: Narrative nonfiction Year: Publisher: Crown Acquired: From the publisher for review consideration Rating: Tiny Note: Parts of this post originally appeared on Book Riot. Review: When Kristen Iversen was a child, she and her family moved to a small subdivision just outside of Denver.

    I was able to look back on my life, particularly my adolescent years, and put many things in perspective. My family has been remarkably supportive of the Full Body Burden, and we grew closer as we talked about things in the past that we had never really talked about before.. The book has also had a big impact on the lives of people who live near Rocky Flats or other nuclear facilities in the. Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who /5(10).

    Full Body Burden, an upcoming documentary film based on the book by Kristen Iversen, combines an enthralling personal memoir with a detailed and shocking account of the United States government’s ongoing 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. Buy a cheap copy of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the book by Kristen Iversen. A Q & A with the Author Why did you write the book? Rocky Flats was the big secret of my childhood. No one knew what they did at the plant; the rumor in the Free shipping over $


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It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets. Full Body Burden won the Colorado Book Award and the Reading the West Book Award in Nonfiction. It was also chosen one of the Best Books of by Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association, and Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic.

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It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets—both family and government/5(21). "Full Body Burden" has an astounding story to tell, and for the most part, Iversen tells it well.

Her title refers to "the amount of radioactive material present in a human body, which acts as an. “The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences.

The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly see and understand a landscape is to see its depth as well as its smooth surfaces, its beauty and its scars.” ― Kristen Iversen, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky FlatsCited by: 7.

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