Roger McNamee rated it
5.0 out of 5 stars
How would your life be different if one of your parents had been part of the team that built the atomic bomb? I had not considered this question until I read Deborah Leah Steinberg’s “Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb” …
Steinberg is the daughter of one physicist who worked on the bomb and the niece of another. She interviewed more than a dozen other children and shares their stories, which are compelling. As you would expect, the range of experiences is wide. Some grew up without much thought about the bomb. Many more lived their entire lives in the “shadow of the bomb.” Seeing the world through their eyes opened mine.
I read about 50 books a year. Most are terrific, but only a few stick with me for years afterwards. Nearly a year after I read it, “Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb” is shaping up to be one of those books.