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The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement Paperback – November 6, 2007
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While Project Chariot first arrived, and met its doom, in a remote quarter of the globe, this story is firmly fixed on the world stage. This is not the anecdotal story of a failed gimmick; rather, this is the genesis of the movement towards limiting nuclear power, recognizing environmental impact, and treating Alaska Natives as more than haphazard bystanders to industrial progress. People, personalities, subplots, and larger impacts for the whole of humanity enliven this story and give Project Chariot a rich context. I whole-heartedly recommend this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from both the perspective of someone who has lived in Alaska and from the perspective of someone interested in federally mandated science projects. Dan O'Neill does a good job of distilling out the huge amount of information and misinformation that surrounds the events leading up to Project Chariots termination. This book describes the early days of nuclear testing, the scientific innovations that catalyzed many of today's current policies regarding nuclear energy and the personalities involved.Read more ›
An interesting read for people who want to glimpse Alaskan politics as well as local cultures.
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Dan O’Neill’s excellent book, The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement, tells the story of Project Chariot. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bob Osborne
Should be required reading in high-school funny how we brush things under the carpet...!Published 10 months ago by Olympus Mons
The book was very good. The author gave an in depth approach of what was happening to the Alaskan people and Project Chariot.Published 10 months ago by Cook E
long overdue for reading this important book about Alaska and Atomic Commission. It was a great read and a lesson for all of us how a few did not want radiation but the majority... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marian Johnson