James Mahaffey was a senior research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he worked under contract for the Defense Nuclear Agency, the National Ground Intelligence Center, the Air Force Air Logistics Center, and Georgia Power Company. He is the author of Atomic Awakening and Atomic Accidents and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
"Irresistible." -- Publishers Weekly (starred) "Delivers an expert, equally amusing chronicle of the wide world of nuclear science. Mahaffey"s account is not the first but definitely the funniest." -- Kirkus Reviews "Although the atomic craze peaked in the mid-20th century, the topic continues to fascinate, and Mahaffey has tapped into the excitement." -- Library Journal