After being out of print for years, Dan O’Neill’s ‘The Firecracker Boys” is being re-published, with revisions and extra material. The book documents the outrageous scheme cold war technocrats cooked up to demonstrate the peaceful use of nuclear weapons in Alaska . The Natives were not consulted, and the result, among other things, was the creation of the AFN. Also the willful attempt by a University of Alaska bureaucrat to destroy the reputations of two faculty scientists who dared to speak out against the project. The legacy of this technocratic impulse remains in tangible form – the Missile Defense at Fort Greely and Kodiak.
- Dan O’Neill – Author of Firecracker Boys
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