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Lucky Strike

by Nancy Zafris

Lucky Strike
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    Apr 2005, 352 pages
    May 2006, 336 pages

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Nancy Zafris is the author of two novels, Lucky Strike and The Metal Shredders (2002), and a book of stories, The People I Know (1990).  She says that she was struck with the idea for Lucky Strike after reading a Utah guidebook that talked about the 1950s uranium rush, comparing it to the gold rush a century earlier.  Although the USA government sponsored Uranium Rush is far less well remembered than the Gold Rush, at the time it was big news. Some sources claim that more prospectors scoured the Utah deserts during the mid 1950s than ever invaded California during the rush for gold!

Nancy's currently busy writing a book for her son's 12th birthday, then she's planning to start work on another adult title.

- An article about the Great Uranimum Rush of the 1950s.
- A popular board game of the time.

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