The Day We Bombed Utah: America's Most Lethal Secret
Place Published: New York and Scarborough, Onta
Publisher: NAL Books; New American Library
Date Published: 1984
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 41633
183pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Blue paper over boards with a gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Very good, in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. There is a short closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel.
From the dust jacket- "It was in the early 1950s, a few years after Russia had announced its own atomic bomb, that the Atomic Energy Commission conducted a series of atomic bomb tests in Southwestern Utah and Eastern Nevada- a sparsely populated area inhabited mainly by sheep farmers. Most of the test shots were more powerful than the Hiroshima explosion, and AEC press releases stated plainly that fallout did not constitute a serious hazard outside the test area. The Day We Bombed Utah tells in full, for the first time, the shocking story of these tests- a story of government error and cover-up, and its grim consequences in terms of life and truth."