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Welcome to Shirley : a memoir from an atomic town / Kelly McMasters.

McMasters, Kelly, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 974.725 McMasters Kelly (Text) 25844408 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781586484866
  • ISBN: 1586484869
  • Physical Description: 309 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2008]

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Summary, etc.:
Shirley seemed to be doomed from the beginning. Founded by a Vaudevillian huckster who touted it as a seaside haven despite the sand bar that blocks access to the shore, the town has been plagued by one disaster after another—a UFO, a childhood cancer cluster, and a mysterious federal nuclear laboratory in nearby Brookhaven that leaked toxic nuclear and chemical waste into the aquifer from which the residents unknowingly drew their well water. --
Subject: McMasters, Kelly > Childhood and youth.
Shirley (Suffolk County, N.Y.) > Biography.
Shirley (Suffolk County, N.Y.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Shirley (Suffolk County, N.Y.) > Social conditions > 20th century.
Working class > New York (State) > Shirley (Suffolk County) > Biography.
Groundwater > Pollution > New York (State) > Shirley (Suffolk County) > History > 20th century.
Radioactive wastes > Social aspects > New York (State) > Shirley (Suffolk County) > History > 20th century.
Brookhaven National Laboratory > History > 20th century.
Shirley (Suffolk County, N.Y.) > Environmental conditions.

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