Keith M. Parsons,Robert A. Zaballa's Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy PDF

By Keith M. Parsons,Robert A. Zaballa

ISBN-10: 1107047323

ISBN-13: 9781107047327

ISBN-10: 1107697905

ISBN-13: 9781107697904

throughout the chilly warfare, the us carried out atmospheric exams of nuclear guns within the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. the complete explosive yield of those assessments used to be 108 megatons, such as the detonation of 1 Hiroshima bomb in line with day over nineteen years. those checks, rather fort Bravo, the most important one, had tragic results, together with the irradiation of blameless humans and the everlasting displacement of many local Marshallese. Keith M. Parsons and Robert Zaballa inform the tale of the improvement and checking out of thermonuclear guns and the consequences of those checks on their sufferers and at the renowned and highbrow tradition. those occasions also are located of their chilly conflict context and defined by way of the present hopes, fears, and ideology of that age. particularly, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of best American officers, akin to Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic power Commission.

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