Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project


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This story began before I was born, when my father, Ellis P. Steinberg, and uncle Bernard Abraham worked on the secret undertaking that developed the first atomic bombs. These later were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was not only my extended nuclear family that experienced and was affected by growing up at this time in history, but a whole generation of other children raised in the shadow of the bomb who had stories to tell. The result is this book—part memoir, part discussions with siblings and cousins, and part interviews with a dozen others who had a parent who worked on the Project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998300603
Publisher: Deborah Leah Steinberg
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Deborah Leah Steinberg is the daughter and niece of scientists that worked at the University of Chicago Metallurgical (Met) Lab a branch of the Manhattan Project during WWII, the secret project that researched and developed the first atomic weapons.
Leah has degrees in Anthropology, and Counseling Psychology with a career in research and clinical Sleep Medicine and counseling. She is a published poet, a nature photographer, a music lover, and loves to dance.
She lives in the San Francisco east bay area.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Dedication vii
Preface-Chapter Zero viii
Part I - Elements of Self
1. In the Shadows 4
2. A March and a Cartoon 8
3. One Last Item 12
4. My Dream-November 14, 2011 16
5. Copenhagen 23
6 Global Suicide 27
Part II - What Was Left Behind
7. An Invisible Map 34
8. Dad at Home and Work 39
9. The Graphite Pyramid 44
Part III - Talking with Other "Children"
10. Barbara Englar M. 54
11. Ruby Nelson 75
12. Robert Lawrence 84
13. Wendy Wallin 92
14. Kristi Grove 105
15. Carol Caruthers 122
16. Eric Holland 128
17. Dana D. Mitchell 138
18. David Seaborg 166

19. Three Views of Trinity-
Glen Klein 182
Julie Schletter 194
Dana D. Mitchell 204
Part IV - My (Extended) Nuclear Family
20. David Steinberg 218
21. Sheri Steinberg 223
22. Abigail Abraham 234
23. Jesse Abraham 242
24. Daniel Abraham 250
25. Conclusion 273
Epilogue-Poems by the Author
Infinite 280
Haiku 281
Interview-Inspired Poems
Water and Silk Don't Mix (Chapter 14) 282
Perfection (Chapter 19) 283
Endnotes 285
A Patent for Tritium-Bernard M. Abraham 292
Articles 294
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