One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture (American History and Culture)
One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture
(American History and Culture) For the half-century duration of the Cold
War, the fallout shelter was a curiously American preoccupation.
Triggered in 1961 by a hawkish speech by John F. Kennedy, the fallout
shelter controversy—"to dig or not to dig," as Business Week put it at
the time—forced many Americans to grapple with deeply disturbing
dilemmas that went to the very heart of their self-image about what it
meant to be an American, an upstanding citizen, and a moral human being.
Given the much-touted nuclear threat throughout the 1960s and the fact
that 4 out of 5 Americans expressed a preference for nuclear war over
living under communism, what's perhaps most striking is how few American
actually built backyard shelters. Tracing the ways in which the fallout
Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War (Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture)
Fallout Shelter: Designing for Civil Defense in the Cold War
(Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture) In 1961, reacting to U.S.
government plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the
president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will, told the
organization’s members that “all practicing architects should prepare
themselves to render this vital service to the nation and to their
clients.” In an era of nuclear weapons, he argued, architectural
expertise could “preserve us from decimation.” In Fallout Shelter, David
Monteyne traces the partnership that developed between architects and
civil defense authorities during the 1950s and 1960s. Officials in the
federal government tasked with protecting American citizens and
communities in the event of a nuclear attack relied on architects and
urban planners to demon....
How To Build An Underground Shelter
How To Build An Underground Shelter In uncertain times, or even in times
when everything seems calm and peaceful most people don't think about
underground survival shelters but there is always the chance that some
type of long term catastrophe could occur. This is not to say that
people need to go around worrying about what will happen in the next
minute, hour or day, but it does mean that individuals and families
should seriously think about how they could survive if something
dramatic and life changing was to occur and an underground shelter
greatly improves chances of survival.There are several situations where
people will definitely benefit from having some type of long term
underground or above ground safe shelter. In reality building a secure
above ground shelter is bey....
Underground (Live From The Bomb Shelter) Feat. Paul Vegas [Explicit]
Underground (Live From The Bomb Shelter) Feat. Paul Vegas [Explicit] ....
in Hiding from Backyard Bomb Shelters to the Plan for Underground
Cities - A Surprising and Controversial Look at the Shelter Mania
America in Hiding from Backyard Bomb Shelters to the Plan for
Underground Cities - A Surprising and Controversial Look at the Shelter
Sam & Emily: A Love Story from the Underground (Tales from Earth's End 3)
Sam & Emily: A Love Story from the Underground (Tales from Earth's
End 3) From award-winning author Sandy Nathan--SAM & EMILY: A
ROMANCE FROM THE UNDERGROUNDTales from Earth's End III When Sam Baahuhd
carries a naked stranger into the underground bomb shelter on the
Piermont estate, he has no idea she will ignite his world. Nuclear
radiation traps Sam and Emily and the rest of the village's residents in
an echoing cement cavern three hundred feet beneath the earth's
surface. There is no escape from the underground. Not for them. Or their
children, or their children's children . . .The lovely outsider carries
deadly secrets no one can imagine. Only Sam with his village headman's
Power can heal her. Only Emily can make Sam the man he was meant to
be.Passion explodes between them. Passion that brings joy and pain,....
Blast From the Past
Blast From the Past Blast From the Past (1999)
Brendan Fraser (Actor), Alicia Silverstone (Actor) | Rated: PG-13 | Format: DVD....
Use of Underground Facilities to Protect Critical Infrastructures: Summary of a Workshop
Use of Underground Facilities to Protect Critical Infrastructures:
Summary of a Workshop This historic book may have numerous typos and
missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1998-09 edition. Excerpt: ...a significant role in
protecting their masters in the Middle Ages and often included
underground tunnels. World War II defensive structures. There are
several examples of World War II-era underground defensive facilities.
The French constructed the 235-kilometer Maginot Line to stop any
possible German invasions. It included defensive bunkers that were six
or seven levels deep and stored ammunition, bunking, messing, emergency
supplies, electric generators, and other essentials. A very large
defensive structure was built on....
Moles One family's 30 year odyssey! A father's obsession! A mother's nightmare! A son's hell!....
Level 7 (Library of American Fiction)
Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) Level 7 is the diary of Officer
X-127, who isassigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine
devised toactivate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the
country'sdeepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7
hasbeen built to withstand the most devastating attack and to
beself-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to
apsychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy alllife
on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.Originally published
in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold,this powerful dystopian
novel remains a horrific vision of where thenuclear arms race may lead
and is an affirmation of human life andlove. Level 7 merits comparison
to Huxley's A Brave NewWorld and O....