The Firecracker Boys : H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement Paperback / softback
by Dan O'Neill
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. government's arrogance and deception, and the brave people who fought against it-launching America's environmental movement.
As one of Alaska's most prominent authors, Dan O'Neill brings to these pages his love of Alaska's landscape, his skill as a nature and science writer, and his determination to expose one of the most shocking chapters of the Nuclear Age.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
- Publication Date: 06/11/2007
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780465003488
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