WESTERN CONNECTIONS: POLLY MYERS, NUCLEAR FEARS AND ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTEST IN THE PACIFIC NW

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event address: 

1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham
us

Village Books and the WWU Libraries are pleased to present WWU Connections, a brown bag speaker series highlighting the expertise of WWU faculty and staff. Bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation and discussion. Western Connections is co-sponsored by Western Washington University Libraries.

 

Polly Myers will talk about how people in the Pacific Northwest responded to the potential dangers of the nuclear age. Topics covered will include the institution of civil defense programs, debates over a proposed nuclear power plant in the Skagit Valley, and reactions to Boeing's production of cruise missiles. Myers earned her doctorate in US History from the University of Minnesota in 2008.  She is currently a History Instructor at Western Washington University and the 2012-2013 James W. Scott Senior Research Fellow for Western Libraries' Heritage Resource Program.

Books: 

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451617528
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Touchstone Books - March 5th, 2013

Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780804756327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stanford University Press - June 2009

Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780295990972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Washington Press - May 18th, 2011

Made in Hanford: The Bomb That Changed the World Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780874223071
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Washington State University Press - April 15th, 2011

The Girls of Atomic City Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781451617542
Availability: Available Now
Published: Touchstone - March 5th, 2013