Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Atomic Bomb Legacy


This series of photos in the NY Times today is amazing.

I mentioned Garry Wills Bomb Power here earlier, which I really enjoyed (if "enjoyed" is the right word when reading about the atomic bomb).

10 comments:

  1. Here's Atomic Cafe from 1982,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOUtZOqgSG8

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  2. Interesting -- in that Times article, it notes that Obama has hosted a screening of one of the atomic bomb films at the White House. We need more of that.

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  3. I saw the Gary Wills book on the bomb. I read Gary Wills books regularly and will see if Kindle has it and download a sample and let you know if I end up buying it.

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  4. Robert, this is a really interesting book -- one that you will probably enjoy. Although the focus is on the bomb, it is basically a presidential history. Fascinating material. And highly readable (I have a hard time reading Wills).

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  5. I just looked up Bomb Power on Amazon and so far it's not available for kindle. I clicked the "I'd Like to Read on Kindle," but am not expecting much.

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  6. How about Dylan? Hopefully you can join us Marti.

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  7. I think the Dylan book is available for Kindle -- quite overpriced for an ebook, but available. I'll sit this one out. I have a lot in my TBR pile (always will, but when you're reading something that grabs me, I join you). Thanks for asking!

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  8. This reminds me that about a year ago, Bob Dylan was stopped by the police in my hometown (Long Branch, NJ). Asked him for I.D. Seems typical for the police there to stop anyone for any reason.

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/bob_dylan_stopped_by_long_bran.html

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  9. Sounds like the makings of a song to me!

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