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The Resource Blessèd assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas, A.G. Mojtabai

Blessèd assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas, A.G. Mojtabai

Label
Blessèd assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas
Title
Blessèd assurance
Title remainder
at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas
Statement of responsibility
A.G. Mojtabai
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1982, with Cold War anxieties running high, A.G. Mojtabai set out for Amarillo, Texas, home of Pantex, the final assembly plant for all nuclear weapons in the United States. Through the lens of this particular city, she sought to focus on our adaptation as a nation to the threat of nuclear war. Her interviews began with Pantex workers assured of both the necessity and the safety of the work that they did, and in the steady, beneficent, advance of science. Working alongside them were fundamentalist Christians who believed in inevitable catastrophe, and who testified to quite another, blessed, assurance of Divine rescue from the holocaust to come. This startling juxtaposition of apocalyptic and technocratic world views was not confined to Pantex. Blessed Assurance brilliantly examines this clash of spiritual visions as it presented itself repeatedly in the streets, churches, and corporate offices of Amarillo. The voices that you hear in this book are those of the people of Amarillo speaking for themselves."--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
LC call number
U264
LC item number
.M64 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Blessèd assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas, A.G. Mojtabai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [229]-249
Control code
13122471
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 255 p.
Isbn
9780395353639
Lccn
86000275
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: TLS from Mary H.J. Farrell to Molly Ivins, October 19, 1987 (1 sheet). With covered dust jacket.
Label
Blessèd assurance : at home with the bomb in Amarillo, Texas, A.G. Mojtabai
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [229]-249
Control code
13122471
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 255 p.
Isbn
9780395353639
Lccn
86000275
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Item laid in: TLS from Mary H.J. Farrell to Molly Ivins, October 19, 1987 (1 sheet). With covered dust jacket.

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