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Bombing the Marshall Islands : a Cold War tragedy, Keith M. Parsons, Robert A. Zaballa

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Bombing the Marshall Islands : a Cold War tragedy
Title
Bombing the Marshall Islands
Title remainder
a Cold War tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Keith M. Parsons, Robert A. Zaballa
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Language
eng
Summary
During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years. These tests, particularly Castle Bravo, the largest one, had tragic consequences, including the irradiation of innocent people and the permanent displacement of many native Marshallese. Keith M. Parsons and Robert Zaballa tell the story of the development and testing of thermonuclear weapons and the effects of these tests on their victims and on the popular and intellectual culture. These events are also situated in their Cold War context and explained in terms of the prevailing hopes, fears, and beliefs of that age. In particular, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of top American officials, such as Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Parsons, Keith M.
Dewey number
623.4/51190287
Index
index present
LC call number
DU 710 .P39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zaballa, Robert A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Cold War
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons testing victims
  • Marshall Islands
  • United States
Label
Bombing the Marshall Islands : a Cold War tragedy, Keith M. Parsons, Robert A. Zaballa
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sunrise in the west; snow in the tropics -- Operation Crossroads: the world's first nuclear disaster -- The coming of the "super" -- Runaway bomb -- The victims of Bravo -- Monsters and movements: the cultural "fallout" of nuclear testing -- Bikini postmortem I: Public perceptions and official obsessions -- Bikini postmortem II: Nuclear policy and nuclear tests -- Epilogue: back to Bikini? -- Appendix One: Ultimate weapons -- Appendix Two: Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9781107047327
Lccn
2017006124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982248852
  • (OCoLC)ocn982248852
Label
Bombing the Marshall Islands : a Cold War tragedy, Keith M. Parsons, Robert A. Zaballa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sunrise in the west; snow in the tropics -- Operation Crossroads: the world's first nuclear disaster -- The coming of the "super" -- Runaway bomb -- The victims of Bravo -- Monsters and movements: the cultural "fallout" of nuclear testing -- Bikini postmortem I: Public perceptions and official obsessions -- Bikini postmortem II: Nuclear policy and nuclear tests -- Epilogue: back to Bikini? -- Appendix One: Ultimate weapons -- Appendix Two: Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9781107047327
Lccn
2017006124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982248852
  • (OCoLC)ocn982248852

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