Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men, as well as several previous books, including The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), and Let’s Get Lost (shortlisted for W.H. Smith’s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest, and a host of other publications; he has been profiled in Variety, Interview, Publishers Weekly, and Time Out. Besides working at a zoo, in Hollywood, and being an Eagle Scout and a Fuller Brush Man, he was a vice president and executive editor of Harper & Row, Hyperion, and Random House, where he oversaw the publishing of twenty national bestsellers. He lives in Greenwich Village.

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Craig Nelson on the Atomic Age

In his book The Age of Radiance author Craig Nelson reveals how atomic power and radiation are indivisible from our everyday lives, tracing mankind’s complicated relationship to nuclear energy.

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MAY 7
11:30 AM
in person appearance
SMITHSONIAN ENTERPRISES
Talk/Q&A/Signing
600 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 6100
Washington, DC 20024
JUN 2
6:30 PM
in person appearance
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Mid-Manhattan Library
Talk/Q&A/Signing
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
AUG 4
7:00 PM
in person appearance
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER
Talk/Q&A/Signing
1 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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