Made in Hanford

  • by Hill Williams
  • Narrated by Sean Schroeder
  • 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At an isolated location along the Columbia River in 1944, the world's first plutonium factory became operational, producing fuel for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, during World War II. Former Seattle Times science writer Hill Williams traces the amazing, tragic story - from the dawn of nuclear science to Cold War testing in the Marshall Islands.
The book is published by Washington State University Press.

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Interesting but dry

This is a very interesting story about an important historical time. The author did a great job of documenting the events. At times the book does sound like a list of facts though. I think it would have been more interesting to hear about the important people's lives and how they interacted. A good book regardless.
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- D. Calhoun

Good historical read

What made the experience of listening to Made in Hanford the most enjoyable?

I live in the area and found the truth not always available here. Interesting information about process of establishing the Handford site.


Have you listened to any of Sean Schroeder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the second book I have heard narrated by Sean Schroeder, both have been "good listens"


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My mother was a "down winder" effected by radiation releases from Hanford as a teen and young adult. The casual disregard for damaging impacts to citizens demonstrated by the Handford administration in their frantic efforts to develop the bomb continue to this day.


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- Randi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2014
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks