"Many splendid fictions" : atomic narratives in Australia, 1945-1965
Atomic energy burst into the world's consciousness in August 1945 when the United States detonated its second atomic weapon on the Japanese seaport of Hiroshima. Over the next twenty years Australians encountered atomic technology from both a distance and closer to home. On the international stage they witnessed a series of dramas: the media circus of the 1946 Bikini trials, the outpouring of enthusiastic rhetoric about atomic possibilities, the U.S. and U.S.S.R.'s failure to reach agreement...[Show more]
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