American Ground Zero: The Secret Nuclear War
"The western skies, which were at the heart of so many camp songs of Mormon families since the time of their forebears, the Pioneers, had brought them pink skies of deathly snow. The Bombs' ashes fell on handmade quilts, made of cowboys' worn-out jeans and farmers' overalls. It burned the paint off the hoods of trucks, leaving behind the names scrawled by children who would eat and breathe the bone-seeking radioactive isotopes of strontium and cesium, whose hormonal systems would then remain forever damaged as well by iodine 131 from nuclear tests which began on American soil on January 27, 1951."
- Carole Gallagher