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

By Keith M. Parsons,Robert A. Zaballa

through the chilly conflict, the USA performed atmospheric exams of nuclear guns within the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. the full explosive yield of those assessments used to be 108 megatons, corresponding to the detonation of 1 Hiroshima bomb in line with day over nineteen years. those checks, quite citadel Bravo, the biggest one, had tragic effects, 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 advance and trying out of thermonuclear guns and the consequences of those exams on their sufferers and at the well known and highbrow tradition. those occasions also are located of their chilly battle context and defined by way of the present hopes, fears, and ideology of that age. particularly, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of most sensible American officers, comparable to Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic power Commission.

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