Award-Winning Author Richard Rhodes to Speak at Adrian College

Event to be held March 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium.

ADRIAN, Mich. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes will be speaking on March 13, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium at Adrian College. Rhodes’ talk, “The Nuclear Singularity,” will draw from his extensive research about the history and proliferation of nuclear weapons.


His 1986 book “The Making of the Atomic Bomb” is the premier historical text regarding the development of the first nuclear weapons and won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award.


His other books chronicling the nuclear age include “Dark Sun,” “Arsenals of Folly” and “Twilight of the Bombs.” In addition, his book “How to Write: Advice and Reflections” offers a personal and practical guide for writers.


He is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT. This presentation is free and open to the public as part of the James Borland Convocation Series.


For more information, contact James Hanley. He can be reached at or 517.265.5161 ext 3891.