Under the Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing

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In "a chilling documentary history of America's above-ground nuclear tests conducted during the 1950s and early 1960s, Miller takes on the subject and universalizes it, at the same time giving it the flavor of a Dos Passos novel" ("Kirkus Reviews").

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Under The Cloud is a one-of-a-kind book that includes a unique appendix: a list of cities, towns and villages under each nuclear cloud. No matter where you or your parents lived in the fifties and sixties, your hometown is probably included. Here is an example from just one of the 92 trajectories and 10,000 communities crossed by just one trajectory from one nuclear test: Shot name: Plumbbob Newton. 16 Sep 1957. 5:50 AM. 12 kilotons. Height of burst: 1,500 ft. Cloud top Height: 32,000 ft. Radiation level at Ground Zero: 50 R/hr. 30,000-Foot Trajectory:

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Richard L. Miller lives with his wife and daughter in the southwestern United States. He is the author of the novel The Atomic Express (also available on Amazon). His recently completed novel, Dreamer, will be available in August 1999.

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