The Firecracker Boys
H-bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
By (author) Dan O'Neill
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Firecracker Boys by Dan O'Neill
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465003488
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dan O'Neill
Stubborn Gal, Hardback (October 2015)
This is the true story of a 60-mile sled dog race and a young woman determined if not exactly qualified to run it. Sarah shows her granddaughter as related by grandad that determination and a little luck can go a long way."
Enough is Enough, Paperback (January 2013)
We're overusing the earth's finite resources, and yet excessive consumption is failing to improve our lives. In Enough Is Enough , Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill lay out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth - an economy where the goal is not more but enough.
Land Gone Lonesome, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Dan O'Neill
An Alaskan author's genuine portrait of the land along the Yukon River
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Author Biography - Dan O'Neill
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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