Full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats
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Published:
New York : Broadway Books, 2013.
Format:
Book Club Kit
Edition:
1st pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
416 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
Status:
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Description

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 secrets -- both family secrets and government secrets. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what they made at Rocky Flats -- 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. As this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism -- 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 -- P. [4] of cover.

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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7, 21 Points
Lexile measure:
1030

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General Note
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2012"--Title page verso.
General Note
Includes a Reader's Guide; an essay from Kristen Iverson: the story behind Full Body Burden; a conversation with Kristen Iverson; meet the author, p. 402-[417].
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-387) and index.
Description
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 secrets -- both family secrets and government secrets. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what they made at Rocky Flats -- 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. As this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism -- 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 -- P. [4] of cover.
Local note
Wilkinson Public Library's kit of 10 books checks out as one unit to book clubs.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Iversen, K. (2013). Full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Iversen, Kristen. 2013. Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Iversen, Kristen, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. New York: Broadway Books, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Iversen, Kristen. Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Broadway Books, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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