AUTHORSzulc, Tad
TITLEThe Bombs of Palomares
PUBLISHERViking Press
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1967
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This book details the accident that occurred in the skies above Palomares, Spain in January 1966 when a refueling airplane collided with a U.S. nuclear bomber, spilling its cargo of four hydrogen bombs. Published soon after the event, the book discusses the crash and its aftermath, including the search for the missing hydrogen bombs and the contamination of Palomares with plutonium dust. The author also describes Palomares as it was at the time, including its geography, poverty, and townspeople, as well as the press coverage and political implications of the accident that occurred there. The events are depicted in a narrative style with frequent references to the people involved. A map of Palomares and its vicinity is included.


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