Rob Nixon

Rob Nixon is Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professor in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. A frequent contributor to the New York Times, he is the author of Dreambirds: The Natural History of a Fantasy.

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Cover: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the PoorSlow Violence and the Environmentalism of the PoorNixon, RobPAPERBACK03/11/2013$22.50
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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