Incredibly, very little has been written about the “uranium boom.” At present, only one other work of fiction has taken the period as its subject or set its story during that tumultuous time.
With uranium and nuclear issues back in the headlines, Alas, Poor Country will attract a broad spectrum of readers looking for a rich, compelling account of where and how America’s nuclear story began.
As the reader at the University of Nevada Press has written of Alas, Poor Country, “The uranium mining boom in the west has long begged for literary coverage and I am very pleased to see this effort in that direction.”
Unbridled Books, 2006
From the Ground Up: A History of Mining in Utah
Utah State University Press, 2006
White Canyon: Remembering the Little Town at the Bottom of Lake Powell
Southpaw Publications, 2003
Yellowcake Towns: Uranium Mining Communities in the American
Michael A. Amundson
University Press of Colorado, 2002
Uranium Frenzy: Saga of the Nuclear West
Raye C. Ringholz
University of New Mexico Press, 1989
U-boom: Uranium on the Colorado Plateau
Bell Press, 1956
Uranium: Where It Is and How to Find It
Paul Dean Procter, Ph.D.; Edmond P. Hyatt, M.S.; Kenneth C. Bullock, Ph.D.
Eagle Rock Publishers, 1954