Eerie, Creepy Look at Cold War Culture.
New York Times [9/23/99]
CONELRAD is a stunning, sassy look at mushroom clouds, bomb shelters and the long shadow that nuclear annihilation cast over our culture.
USA Today [2/14/02]
It's an eerie and electrifying slice of postwar atomic culture.
Yahoo! Picks [5/28/01]
CONELRAD is one of my favorite Websites. It's fresh, lively, and packed with great atomic content. Want to spend hours exploring the nukes and crannies of Cold War culture? Visit CONELRAD today!
Jayne Loader, Harvard University; co-director of THE ATOMIC CAFE
CONELRAD.com offers a superb selection of materials documenting the pervasive impact of nuclear weapons on American popular culture. For the casual browser or serious researcher, this valuable website brings the bizarre paranoia of the nuclear age vividly alive. Highly recommended!
Paul Boyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author of "By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age"
Conelrad.com is a remarkably interesting and entertaining compendium of American culture during the nuclear age. The people behind it are clearly obsessed, which is a good thing in a researcher. (I was interested to see that they were the first - and only - people to track the couple who were featured in Life magazine forty years ago for spending their honeymoon in a fallout shelter.) This is a web site that would have been immensely useful to me when I was writing "The Day After World War III."
Edward Zuckerman, staff writer for NBC’s "Law and Order" and author of "The Day After World War III" (a 1984 non-fiction book that disclosed continuity of government programs in place by the U.S. Government)
Conelrad is a treasure trove of information and atomic artifact for the scholar, student, or interested citizen. It reflects a prodigious (and on-going) research effort, featuring everything from oral history to Arthur Godfrey. It's humorous, smart, and passionately devoted to documenting the best and the worst of our history with the atomic bomb. I use this site as a researcher and teacher, and I recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of our current preoccupation with homeland security.
Laura McEnaney, Whittier College; author of "Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties"
CONELRAD.com site is a virtual treasure chest of "lost" history - the kind that libraries and conventional textbooks simply aren't equipped to present properly. I drew heavily on Conelrad for my book RED SCARED! and the fact is, there is enough "new" information on this site to supply a hundred authors with inspiration for a hundred more books.
Michael Barson, author of RED SCARED! (Chronicle 2001)
CONELRAD is visually overwhelming (the color scheme is bright red and black on a mustard yellow background) and, in a light-hearted way, unsettling... If CONELRAD were a scholarly archive, a much more sedate and orderly visual style and a more explicit hierarchy would be in order. Instead, the theme of CONELRAD is cleverly embodied in its appearance and structure.
David K. Farkas and Jean B. Farkas in their text book "Principles of Web Design" (Longman Publishers, 2001)