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Bomboozled: How the U.S. Government Misled Itself and Its People into Believing They Could Survive a Nuclear Attack Hardcover – 30 Jun 2011


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Pointed Leaf Press (30 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982358571
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982358573
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.3 x 26.8 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,843,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Susan Roy pairs illustrations with incisive commentary to reveal just how deluded we used to be about prepping for the all-too-thinkable nuclear attack. O, The Oprah Magazine An enticing visual history of the fallout shelter, which allowed cold war anxiety to be cheerfully reconfigured as a home story and gave the phrase nuclear family new meaning a piquant analysis of nuclear housekeeping. The New York Times Bomboozled actually does bring back lots of memories and a certain anger that we were so bamboozled by so many who had something to gain from our primal fears. The book addresses how industry collaborated with government to scare the bejeesus out of us, and then convince us everything would be just fine - if we protected ourselves with expensive products. --The Atlantic


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