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Survival City : Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America, Paperback / softback Book

Survival City : Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America Paperback / softback


On the road to Survival City, Tom Vanderbilt maps the visible and invisible legacies of the cold war, exhuming the blueprints for the apocalypse we once envisioned and chronicling a time in which we all lived at ground zero.

In this road trip among ruined missile silos, atomic storage bunkers, and secret test sites, a lost battleground emerges amid the architecture of the 1950s, accompanied by Walter Cotten's stunning photographs. "Survival City" looks deep into the national soul, unearthing the dreams and fears that drove us during the latter half of the twentieth century.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 80 halftones, 7 line drawings
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
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  • Category: Architecture
  • ISBN: 9780226846941



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