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The Resource Amchitka and the bomb : nuclear testing in Alaska, Dean W. Kohlhoff, (electronic resource)

Amchitka and the bomb : nuclear testing in Alaska, Dean W. Kohlhoff, (electronic resource)

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Amchitka and the bomb : nuclear testing in Alaska
Title
Amchitka and the bomb
Title remainder
nuclear testing in Alaska
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Dean W. Kohlhoff
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eng
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MdBmJHUP
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Kohlhoff, Dean
Dewey number
363.17/99/09798221
LC call number
U264.3
LC item number
.K64 2002
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Project Muse
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  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Amchitka Island (Alaska)
  • United States
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"More than a quarter-century has now passed since the United States set off the last of three underground atomic blasts in the remote wilderness of the Aleutian islands, off the coast of Alaska. Cannikin, as this third test was called, exploded as planned on November 6, 1971, on Amchitka Island. The first test, Project Long Shot (1965), was designed to determine whether the blast's shock waves could be distinguished from earthquakes. Milrow, the second test (1969), and Cannikin were part of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile development program." "Amchitka and the Bomb looks at how these nuclear explosions were planned and conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission, in spite of vehement protests by political and civilian groups. In addition to demonstrating the feasibility of a new generation of weapons, the government defended the nuclear tests on Amchitka as providing U.S. presidents, and especially Richard Nixon, with negotiating power to force the Soviet Union to accept a satisfactory arms limitation agreement."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Amchitka and the bomb : nuclear testing in Alaska, Dean W. Kohlhoff, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-156) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000643373
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unknown
Isbn
9780295800509
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000643373
Label
Amchitka and the bomb : nuclear testing in Alaska, Dean W. Kohlhoff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-156) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000643373
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780295800509
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000643373

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