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Author Ringholz, Raye Carleson.

Title Uranium frenzy : saga of the nuclear west / by Raye C. Ringholz
Edition Revised and expanded edition
Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The siren call -- The European experience -- The dawn's early light -- Deadly daughters -- Bonanza at Big Indian -- Uranium frenzy -- Dirty Harry -- The burden of proof -- The future of America -- The colossus of cash -- Success and subpoenas -- The bubble bursts -- Leetso the monster that kills -- The American experience -- Senator Steen -- A widow fights back -- Full circle -- A standard is set -- Compassionate compensation -- Aftermath
Summary Now expanded to include the story of nuclear testing and its consequences, Uranium Frenzy has become the classic account of the uranium rush that gripped the Colorado Plateau region in the 1950s. Instigated by the U.S. government's need for uranium to fuel its growing atomic weapons program, stimulated by Charlie Steen's lucrative Mi Vida strike in 1952, manned by rookie prospectors from all walks of life, and driven to a fever pitch by penny stock promotions, the boom created a colorful era in the Four Corners region and Salt Lake City (where the stock frenzy was centered) but ultimately went
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-336) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Uranium industry -- Four Corners Region -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0874214734 (electronic bk.)
9780874214734 (electronic bk.)
(paperback: alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)