New PDF release: Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy

By Keith M. Parsons,Robert A. Zaballa

through the chilly warfare, the USA carried out atmospheric checks of nuclear guns within the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. the full explosive yield of those exams was once 108 megatons, such as the detonation of 1 Hiroshima bomb according to day over nineteen years. those checks, fairly fort 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 improvement and trying out of thermonuclear guns and the consequences of those exams on their sufferers and at the renowned and highbrow tradition. those occasions also are positioned of their chilly battle context and defined when it comes to the present hopes, fears, and ideology of that age. particularly, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of best American officers, equivalent to Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic power Commission.

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