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Description - The Firecracker Boys by Dan O'Neill

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. governments arrogance and deception, and the brave people who fought against it-launching Americas environmental movement. As one of Alaskas most prominent authors, Dan ONeill brings to these pages his love of Alaskas 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 Details

ISBN: 9780465003488
ISBN-10: 0465003486
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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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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