The Resource Blown to Hell : America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders, Walter Pincus

Blown to Hell : America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders, Walter Pincus

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Blown to Hell : America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders
Title
Blown to Hell
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America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders
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Walter Pincus
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Blown to hell
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Americas deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders
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eng
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"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walter Pincus exposes the darkest secret in American nuclear history— sixty-seven nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands that decimated a people and their land. The most important place in American nuclear history are the Marshall Islands— an idyllic Pacific paradise that served as the staging ground for over sixty US nuclear tests. It was here, from 1946 to 1958, that America perfected the weapon that preserved the peace of the post-war years. It was here— with the 1954 Castle Bravo test over Bikini Atoll— that America executed its largest nuclear detonation, a thousand times more powerful than Hiroshima. And it was here that a native people became unwilling test subjects in the first large scale study of nuclear radiation fallout when the ashes rained down on powerless villagers, contaminating the land they loved and forever changing a way of life. In Blown to Hell, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Walter Pincus tells for the first time the tragic story of the Marshallese people caught in the crosshairs of American nuclear testing. From John Anjain, a local magistrate of Rongelap Atoll who loses more than most; to the radiation-exposed crew of the Japanese fishing boat the Lucky Dragon; to Dr. Robert Conard, a Navy physician who realized the dangers facing the islanders and attempted to help them; to the Washington power brokers trying to keep the unthinkable fallout from public view ... Blown to Hell tells the human story of America's nuclear testing program. Displaced from the only homes they had known, the native tribes that inhabited the serene Pacific atolls for millennia before they became ground zero for America's first thermonuclear detonations returned to homes despoiled by radiation— if they were lucky enough to return at all. Others were ripped from their ancestral lands and shuttled to new islands with little regard for how the new environment supported their way of life and little acknowledgement of all they left behind. But not even the disruptive relocations allowed the islanders to escape the fallout." --
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11025463
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1932-
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Pincus, Walter
Dewey number
623.451190973
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
DU710
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Marshall Islands
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adult
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America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders
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Blown to Hell : America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders, Walter Pincus
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Copyright
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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
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xv, 380 pages
Isbn
9781635768015
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (black and white)
Label
Blown to Hell : America's deadly betrayal of the Marshall Islanders, Walter Pincus
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xv, 380 pages
Isbn
9781635768015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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