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    • Full Body Burden

    • Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
    • By: Kristen Iversen
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter, Kristen Iversen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the most contaminated site in America." It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and - unknown to those who lived there - tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story that no one else wanted to tell.

    • By Carol on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Full Body Burden

    • Growing Up in the Shadow of a Secret Nuclear Facility
    • By: Kristen Iversen
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the early 1950s. Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree childhood surrounded by desert and mountains. But just a few miles down the road, the US government decides to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Kirsten and her siblings jump streams, ride horses, live a happy outdoors life. But beneath this veneer her family is quietly falling apart. Her father drinks, her mother copes.

    Regular price: $24.78