From the Publisher
Praise for Miller's earlier, nonfiction book, Under The Cloud
: "Richard Miller's account of United States and Soviet efforts to develop the bomb and the history of nuclear testing in the U.S. from the first bomb up to the abolishing of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1974 is outstanding." -Rosalie Dunbar, the Christian Science Monitor. Jan 31, 1987.
"Why then should this book be published at this time? Perhaps it is part of the Soviet-sponsored campaign to stop all nuclear tests, similar to the "ban the bomb" propaganda of the early 1960s." -Dixie Lee Ray, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Washington Times, Oct 27, 1986.
"Drawing his material from government files, Miller gives a thorough and formal look at the key events and the little-known side effects of all that was taking place. . .the material is enough to make the story as fascinating as it is chilling."-Robert Merritt, Richmond VA Times-Dispatch Oct 19, 1986.
"The greatest virtue of Under The Cloud is that it makes nuclear weapons tests personal events, impossible to forget by those who participated in them and forgotten only with difficulty by those who come to understand that all of us have been unwilling and unwitting participants."-Gerald E. Marsh (Office of Arms Control and Defense Sciences at Argonne National Laboratory and co-author of Born Secret: The H-Bomb, the Progressive Case and National Security) writing in the New York Times. Oct 5, 1986.
"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, giving it the flavor of a Dos Passos novel. . .scary stuff."-Kirkus Reviews Aug 15, 1986.
From the Author
"The Atomic Express
is the definitive history of America's nuclear test program."