|Author:||Howard L Rosenberg|
|Title:||Atomic soldiers: American victims of nuclear experiments|
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|Publisher:||Beacon Press; Book Slightly Bent edition (1980)|
Examines the grim statistics concerning the 300, 000 American soldiers who, between 1948 and 1963, were deliberately exposed to high-level radiation during Pentagon-sponsored nuclear tests. As a result a series of nuclear tests involving . Army ground troops were conducted. While efforts were made to minimize the known risks there were mishaps and miscalculations. In the introduction to this 1980 book, newspaper columnist Jack Anderson explains that after WWII, a vast peacetime atomic bureaucracy formed with the intention of using a massive public relations campaign to promote the idea of a nuclear utopia.
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Similarly, Rosenberg's coverage of the Nevada nuclear tests-the AEC abdicating safety responsibility to the Pentagon; soldiers and civilians in and around the test zone suffering from radiation sickness-is less clearly drawn than in Uhl and Ensign's recent GI Guinea Pigs. Rosenberg's most interesting contribution is a discussion of the scientific controversy. We see, among others, Dr. Edward Teller leading the atomic weapons proponents; Dr. Linus Pauling heading the opposition; and Dr. John Gofman reversing himself to become a leading opponent-and then being forced to resign.
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Atomic Soldiers: American Victims of Nuclear Experiments. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1980. Atomic Culture: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2004. San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2010.
Howard L. Rosenberg, Atomic Soldiers: American Victims of Nuclear Experiments (Boston: Beacon Press: 1980); John 1. Midgley, J. Deadly Illusions: Army Policy for the Nuclear Battlefield (Boulder: Westview Press, 1986). Two . kt firings occurred on October 27, 1961.