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

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasTechnicalEnergy technology & engineeringNuclear power & engineering Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 06/11/2007 ISBN-13: 9780465003488  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dan O'Neill is the author of A Land Gone Lonesomeand The Last Giant of Beringia. He was named Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society for The Firecracker Boys. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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