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The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement

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In 1958, Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, unveiled his plan to detonate six nuclear bombs off the Alaskan coast to create a new harbor. However, the plan was blocked by a handful of Eskimos and biologists who succeeded in preventing massive nuclear devastation potentially far greater than that of the Chernobyl blast. The Firecracker Boys is a story of the U.S. governments arrogance and deception, and the brave people who fought against it-launching Americas environmental movement. As one of Alaskas most prominent authors, Dan ONeill brings to these pages his love of Alaskas landscape, his skill as a nature and science writer, and his determination to expose one of the most shocking chapters of the Nuclear Age.

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The shocking story of an impending nuclear devastation and the brave people who fought against it

Synopsis:

In 1958, Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb, unveiled his plan to detonate six nuclear bombs off the Alaskan coast to create a new harbor. However, the plan was blocked by a handful of Eskimos and biologists, who succeeded in preventing massive nuclear devastation potentially far greater than that of the Chernobyl blast. An unprecedented account of one of the most shocking chapters of the Nuclear Age.

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Dan ONeill is the author of A Land Gone Lonesomeand The Last Giant of Beringia. He was named Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for The Firecracker Boys. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465003488
Author:
O'neill, Dan
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
O'Neill, Dan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Nuclear weapons
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Engineering - Nuclear
Subject:
Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Teller, Edward
Subject:
Antinuclear movement -- United States.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 15.6 oz

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