AUTHORWeisgall, Jonathan M.
TITLEOperation Crossroads: The Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll
PUBLISHERNaval Institute Press
CITYAnnapolis, MD

This book is a comprehensive and thoroughly documented historical account of the two atomic bomb tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946. The author represented the people of Bikini in lawsuits against the United States government, and spent ten years writing the book; his intention was to present an account unbiased by his role as advocate. Based on published sources, interviews, archival records, and oral history transcripts, the author describes the events, people, and the effects on public opinion surrounding the testing. Photographs of the Bikini Atoll, its people, and the testing of the atomic bombs are included.

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