Under the Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing

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Two-Sixty Press, 1986 - Nuclear weapons - 547 pages
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In "a chilling documentary history of America's above-ground nuclear tests conducted during the 1950s and early 1960s, Miller takes on the subject and universalizes it, at the same time giving it the flavor of a Dos Passos novel" ("Kirkus Reviews").
 

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Under the cloud: the decades of nuclear testing

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In the 1950s and 1960s, over 100 aboveground atomic bombs were exploded in the Nevada desert. Miller gives us absolutely arresting accounts of most of them. He describes the goals, the explosion, and ... Read full review

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this book should be required reading for all high school students on earth, I am fighting Leukemia in Utah, as my father was a Atomic Vet. I have been a prof. in Utah, and have ranted about cancer and nulear fallout but it was not until I read Richard Millers brillant HARD WORK did I truly understand. I bel. it be one on the most important works ever written. As time has shown us how accurate his wrok is and was. kevin d. blanch L.D.S. hospital bone marrow transplant center 2/23/12 

Contents

TRINITY
29
Hiroshima
39
Nagasaki
49
Fallout
58
Postwar
66
RANGER
83
The Race for the Super 707
107
BUSTERJANGLE
119
Accidents
315
Khrushchev
331
Deadly October
343
The Hot Years
351
Deadly Rain
369
Appendix A The Radiation of Fallout
399
Maps of Fallout Trajectories
444
Fallout in Selected Cities from Operations
478

7
137
UPSHOTKNOTHOLE 757
157
BRAVO
188
Watching the Bombs Go Off
198
Notes
485
Index
531
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