Michael Scheibach - Living with the Atomic Bomb

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Michael Scheibach examines how Americans – especially impressionable young people - coped with the threat of nuclear annihilation during the height of the Cold War.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

A specialist in the Atomic Age, Michael Scheibach examines how Americans in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s dealt with the threat of nuclear annihilation with an emphasis on the impact of Civil Defense drills, merchandising campaigns using atomic imagery, and popular entertainments like comic books and science fiction movies.

Michael Scheibach previews Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow:

Scheibach holds degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. He is co-curator of the exhibit Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow – on display starting November 10 at the Central Library.

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