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For most of us, the Atomic Era began with the Manhattan Project and ended with the cessation of the Cold War. For award-winning author Craig Nelson (Rocket Men; The First Heroes), it began with Wilhelm Röntgen's 1895 discovery of x-rays and sizzled to a radioactive climax in the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown. His new release The Age of Radiance unfolds the history of an era that both threatened universal apocalypse and promised a plentiful, inexpensive new source of energy. This rich, brisk narrative spotlights the geniuses behind this true revolution, but doesn't neglect its centrality to issues of war and peace. An anecdote-rich book; certain to receive media attention.