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

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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. An unprecedented account of one of the most shocking chapters of the Nuclear Age.

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The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement
2007, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465003488

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