Atomic Suicide?

Walter Russell Swannanoa, Waynesboro, VA: University of Science and Philosophy [Formerly the Walter Russell Foundation], 1957. First Edition [stated] [Limited printing of only 10,000]. Hardcover. xl, 304 pages. Introduction by Lao Russell. Illustrations. Addendum: Non-conformity of the Lee-Yang Theory. DJ is price clipped with wear, tears, soiling and chips. Name of previous owner on fep. Sticker inside the front cover. Walter Bowman Russell (May 19, 1871 – May 19, 1963) was an impressionist American painter (of the Boston School), sculptor, autodidact and author. His lectures and writing place him firmly in the New Thought Movement. Russell wrote extensively on science topics. Born in Boston on May 19, 1871, Russell left school at age 9 and went to work, then put himself through the Massachusetts Normal Art School. He interrupted his fourth year to spend three months in Paris at the Académie Julian. Biographer Glenn Clark identifies four instructors who prepared him for an art career: Albert Munsell and Ernest Major in Boston, Howard Pyle in Philadelphia, and Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris. Russell's rise in New York was immediate; a reporter wrote in 1908, "Mr. Russell came here from Boston and at once became a great artistic success." Walter Russell's careers as an illustrator, correspondent in the Spanish–American War, child portrait painter and builder are detailed in several questionnaires he answered and submitted to Who's Who in America. At age 29, he attracted widespread attention with his allegorical painting The Might of Ages in 1900. The painting represented the United States at the Turin international exhibition and won several awards. Russell's life was changed in 1946 by a phone call from Daisy (Cook) Stebbing, an immigrant from England, a former model and businesswoman, who was living in Boston. She had read Glenn Clark's book The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe. In 1948, Walter at age 77 divorced his first wife and married Stebbing, age 44, amid some controversy. She changed her name to Lao (after Lao-Tzu, the Chinese illuminate) and they embarked on a cross-country automobile trip from Reno looking for a place to establish a workplace and a museum for his work. They discovered Swannanoa, the palatial estate of a railroad magnate, long abandoned, on a mountaintop on the border of Augusta and Nelson Counties in Virginia, and leased the property for 50 years. There they established the museum and the Walter Russell Foundation, and in 1957 the Commonwealth of Virginia granted a charter for the University of Science and Philosophy, a correspondence school with a home study course. The Russells collaborated on a number of books. The testing of atomic bombs in the atmosphere prompted them to publish Atomic Suicide? in 1957, in which they warned of grave consequences for the planet and humankind if radioactivity was exploited as a world fuel. Walter Russell died in 1963. Lao died in 1988. Condition: Very good / Good.

Keywords: Nuclear, Radiation, Atomic Energy, Radioactivity, Electricity, Gravitation, Magnetism, Atom, Nucleus, Lee-Yang Theory, Atomic Bombs, Atmospheric Nuclear Testing, Daisy Cook, Daisy Stebbing

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