We Almost Lost Detroit

By John G. Fuller,

Book cover of We Almost Lost Detroit

Book description

A valuable contribution to the debate over nuclear power, this book documents the Fermi accident that so frightened the AEC and nuclear industry that they did not want the details and significance leaked to the public. At the time of the publication of this book, many critics of nuclear power…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked We Almost Lost Detroit as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

We Almost Lost Detroit was published in the mid-1970s  at a time of growing concern over nuclear power in America that would reach a boiling point with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in Pennsylvania in 1979. There was no love lost between the two sides. Utility executives were believed to be liars trying to save their investment in a costly, difficult technology. Nuclear critics were portrayed by the industry as deluded tree-huggers. It was a real debate with real consequences, and this book shows why. The cover of the Ballantine paperback edition shows the terrified face of a man…

From David's list on environmental catastrophes.

Want books like We Almost Lost Detroit?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 82 books like We Almost Lost Detroit.

Browse books like We Almost Lost Detroit

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in Detroit, nuclear power, and Michigan?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about Detroit, nuclear power, and Michigan.

Detroit Explore 50 books about Detroit
Nuclear Power Explore 8 books about nuclear power
Michigan Explore 62 books about Michigan