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Slicing the Silence

Voyaging to Antarctica

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$24.50 • £19.95 • €22.00

ISBN 9780674034709

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

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408 pages

4 line illustrations

Not for sale in Australia and New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History
  • 2008 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
  • 2007 Queensland Premier’s Non-Fiction Book Award
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane