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Atomic Age Rodents By Richard Pell
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Photographs of rodent specimens from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History bear witness to the development, use and testing of the atomic bomb.
Observations By a Souvenir from Down Under By Reg Simpson
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Realistic views on life made by an iconic souvenir from Australia.
One Man's Experience By Joy Smith Lewis
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One Man's Experience is a loving tribute from a daughter to her father. Focusing on two years of her dad's life -- 1951 to 1953 -- Joy Lewis tells the story of her father Carl and his service in the... More > 11th Airborne. He was stationed for most of that time at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he trained as a paratrooper. The early 1950's was an historic era, as Carl not only took part in the atomic tests in the Nevada desert, but was also directly involved in Truman's effort to integrate the Armed Forces.< Less
Observations by a Souvenir from Down Under By Reg Simpson
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A lighthearted, tongue in cheek commentary on life from the perspective of a lovable stuffed model Koala during the period of 1956 to date. He was purchased by a Royal Air Force man in 1956 as a... More > souvenir of his days spent on the British Nuclear Tests held in South Australia.< Less
Sniffing and Bottling By Dave Forster
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The history of 1323 Flt, 542 Sqn and 21 Sqn in the nuclear intelligence role 1953-59. The Canberras of 1323 Flight sampled debris from Soviet and US atomic tests for scientific intelligence... More > purposes. The aircraft also participated in the joint US-UK MUSIC programme to determine Soviet plutonium production. "Sniffing and Bottling" also includes the first comprehensive account of RAF participation in the US Operation Castle hydrogen bomb trials of 1954, based on recently-declassified documents and the recollections of participants. Contains many previously-unpublished photographs. 4th Edition. Reviewed in the RAF Historical Society Journal No.52, 2012: "'Sniffing and Bottling' tells a story that was long overdue for telling and does it well. It is also remarkable value for money. Recommended."< Less
Medicine and the Bomb - Deceptions from Trinity to Maralinga By Paul Langley
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“A detailed historical document of how medical investigation of ...radiation conducted before the war was appropriated for war purposes. (this) careful analysis (that authorities knew)...... More > casualties of the atomic bomb would far exceed the direct damage caused by its explosive force. (the) findings are.. disturbing… they demonstrate that after the war the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) had conclusive information based on the research of Dr. J. G. Hamilton about the dangers of radiation on human health -…from internalized alpha and beta emitters -…AEC persisted in trivializing the radiological effects of atmospheric testing by equating all forms of radiation with “sunshine.” ... a well-documented account of the use and abuse of research on the biological effects of radiation conducted from the 1930s through World War II.” – Prof. Majia Holmer Nadesan, Arizona State University.< Less
The Land Southward By Darcy Hogan
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WINNER: BEST NEW PLAY OF 2005 - OC WEEKLY "Darcy Hogan's The Land Southward is a near-perfect work - keen insight, intellectual depth, sly humor and Undeniable Truth ... all of it works... More > beautifully - a play that sticks with you long after your car has pulled out of the theater parking lot - a play that could be - should be - a classic." - Rich Kane, Orange County Weekly. Throughout the nineteen fifties, the United States government conducted above-ground nuclear testing in Nevada. Fallout from these tests rained down on rural Southern Utah. The “downwind” syndrome was born. Moving from the 1940s to present-day, The Land Southward follows the stories of a bright-eyed soldier and his young Mormon bride, an aging downwind survivor and an over-zealous writer from Los Angeles to explore and expose one of the most deadly United States government conspiracies to date.< Less
The Long Road to Maralinga By Reg Simpson
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RAF man’s long journey to the other side of the world and his experiences as a participant in the British Nuclear Tests held at Maralinga, South Australia during September and October 1956.
The Long Road To Maralinga By Reg Simpson
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An account of an Royal Air Force man's long journey to get to Maralinga, South Australia, and his experiences as a participant in the British Atomic Weapons Tests held there in the South Australian... More > desert during 1956.< Less
Super Weirdo Paint Party By Doug Waterfield
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This is a book of artwork by Doug Waterfield, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Waterfield holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, a Master of Arts in Art... More > History and A Master of Fine Arts in Painting. He began teaching art in 2000. His paintings are nostalgic in nature, hearkening back to the olden days of Hollywood horror and science fiction. Having been a lifelong fan of these genres, Waterfield channels his love for the bizarre fringes of society into his art. His Doomtown series takes a look at the effects of atomic testing on American culture, and how the country came to terms with Cold War fears by “domesticating” the bomb into giant insects space aliens and mutated men. He hopes that his work will bring a younger audience to appreciate some of the more strange aspects of the history of popular culture in America.< Less

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