Second editon. - Reno : University of Nevada Press, 
Book — xvi, 242 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
1. From Atomos to A-Bomb
2. An Awesome Dawn
3. Politics of Control
4. Victims of Proliferation
5. Bombs in the Backyard
6. Selling the Bomb
7. Living Under the Mushroom Cloud
8. Political Fallout from Above-Ground Tests
9. More Likely Than Not
10. Time to Build a Monument
11. Transitions of the 1990s.
On January 27, 1951, the first atomic weapon was detonated over a section of desert known as Frenchman Flat in southern Nevada, providing dramatic evidence of the Nevada Test Site's beginnings. Fifty years later, author A. Costandina Titus reviews contemporary nuclear policy issues concerning the continued viability of that site for weapons testing. Titus has updated her now-classic study of atomic testing with fifteen years of political and cultural history-from the mid-1980s Reagan-Gorbachev nuclear standoff to the authorization of the Nevada Test Site Research Center, a Desert Research Institute facility scheduled to open in 2001. In the second edition of Bombs in the Backyard, Titus deftly covers the post-Cold War transformation of American atomic policy as well as our overarching cultural interest in all matters atomic, making this a must-read for anyone interested in atomic policy and politics. (source: Nielsen Book Data)