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When the Lights Went Out A History of Blackouts in America

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ISBN-10: 0262013746

ISBN-13: 9780262013741

Edition: 2010

Authors: David E. Nye

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Where were you when the lights went out? At home during a thunderstorm? Preparing for air attack in World War II? In the Northeast in 1965, when the power failed from Toronto to the East coast? In New York City during a similar but more frightening blackout in 1977? In California when rolling blackouts hit in 2000? In 2003, when a cascading power failure left fifty million people in Canada and in the northeastern United States without electricity? We often remember vividly our time in the dark. In When the Lights Went Out,David Nye views power outages in America from 1935 to the present not simply as technical failures but variously as military tactic, social disruption, crisis in the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/29/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

David E. Nye is Professor of American Studies at the Danish Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of Technology Matters: Questions to Live With and When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Grid
War
Accident
Crisis
Rolling Blackouts
Terror
Greenout?
Notes
Bibliography
Index