Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0874214321
ISBN-10: 0874214327
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From Publishers Weekly

The federal government subsidized uranium mining during the early 1950s in preparation for the coming atomic age, endangering both the finances and health of prospectors. "Ringholz intrigues the reader with an expert blending of science, adventure, industry mania, finance, human triumph and despair--and shameful official neglect," PW said.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The frenzied search for a reliable domestic source of uranium ore needed by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950s is the subject of Ringholz's breezy narrative, which is populated with colorful characters. When Charlie Steen, a young, penniless geologist, struck it rich with a large find of high-grade uranium ore, the treasure hunt was off in the Colorado deserts. The fortune-seekers included solid prospectors, engineers, and financiers, but also get-rich-quick con artists and promoters of dubious penny uranium stocks. Some became overnight millionaires; many went broke. The real losers were the miners suffering from lung cancer from the deadly radon gas in the mines. This is good popular reading for general collections in public libraries.
- Harry Frumerman, formerly with Hunter Coll . , CUNY
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 3699 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0874214327
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2003
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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