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

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

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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. 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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780465003488

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