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

  • “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

  • 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

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