• Atomic Awakening provides the most complete history of nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and nuclear energy development I have ever read in a single book.” —Nuclear Street

  • “The book aids in the understanding of how atomic science is far from the spawn of a wicked weapons program and how nuclear power will shape the twenty-first century.” —Nuclear News

  • “Mahaffey writes with delightfully witty prose. A surprisingly entertaining history of nuclear power.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)