Bombing the Marshall Islands a Cold War tragedy

During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years. These tests, particularly Castle Br...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Parsons, Keith M., Zaballa, Robert A. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Sunrise in the west; snow in the tropics
  • Operation Crossroads: the world's first nuclear disaster
  • The coming of the "super"
  • Runaway bomb
  • The victims of Bravo
  • Monsters and movements: the cultural "fallout" of nuclear testing
  • Bikini postmortem I: Public perceptions and official obsessions
  • Bikini postmortem II: Nuclear policy and nuclear tests
  • Epilogue: back to Bikini?
  • Appendix One: Ultimate weapons
  • Appendix Two: Radiation exposure, dosage, and its biomedical effects