Under The Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing - Richard L Miller
The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground - Michael Harris
Day of Two Suns: U.S. Nuclear Testing and the Pacific Islanders - Jane Dibblin
For the Good of Mankind - Jack Niedenthal
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions of any other books that are worth a read. I'm especially interested in the stories of people who have actually witnessed atomic tests, ex-servicemen etc... The best i've read so far was Michael Harris' 'The Atomic Times'. In it he tells you about his experiences on Enewetak during Operation Redwing, Its funny, and shocking
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:05 pm
Apart from the books you have listed and the others in this subforum, I cannot suggest any others. By the way, there are actually at least a couple of forum members who are atomic veterans.
You may also want to check out the atomic veterans site which now only exists in archive.org's wayback machine.
I found a book called "Shockwave" about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in great detail, and it comes from different points of view from U.S. military, as well as Japanese civilians on the ground in the days leading to the events and afterwards.
Pretty f'd up some of the things dealing with civilians. These events are so well known, but details are scarce or just plain generic, but to this day I can't fathom how the U.S. did what they did. Blah blah about the loss of life in a possible land/sea invasion, but really to use weapons of this magnitude at this point in time on innocent humans, is just simply unreal.
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