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A Journey Through America's Cold War Battlefields

AFTER SPENDING MORE THAN $5.8 TRILLION, the American public is still in the dark. During the last half of the 20th Century, the United States government organized and financed a secret industry that created tens of thousands of nuclear weapons - giving us for the first time in history the capability to destroy all mankind. This period marked a paradigm shift in the way human beings viewed themselves in their world. The unique manufacturing facilities that made these weapons after World War II have continued to operate under a cloak of secrecy until the present day.

The Traveler's Guide to Nuclear Weapons illustrates 160 important homes, offices, laboratories, factories, mills, and bomb detonation sites in the United States. Scaled maps, photos, tour schedules, and site telephone numbers provide atomic tourists with all they need to visit these historic locations, vicariously or in person. By means of their extensive travels and research into the backgrounds of these facilities, James Maroncelli and Timothy Karpin enable their readers to appreciate those sites where we really waged the Cold War, often located just down the street or across town.

An Indispensable Guide to the Nuclear Weapons Complex
for the casual traveler or the professional historian

Nine Detailed Chapters on a Single CD-ROM
Describe All Aspects of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

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Chapter 1 
Chapter 2 
Chapter 3 
Chapter 4 
Chapter 5 
Chapter 6 
Chapter 7 
Chapter 8 
Chapter 9 

Main Features
  • More than 400 pages of text covering 160 different locations across the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

  • More than 180 color or historical black and white photographs of forgotten places that few have ever seen.

  • Almost 200 maps and diagrams that show details of the sites (both historical and current layouts) and illustrate how workers used their unique machinery to create the special components required for atomic weapons.

  • More than 50 informative text sidebars that explain details of the nuclear weapons complex including industrial processes, such as uranium and lithium enrichment, and the sources of uranium, plutonium, and other materials that went into the Bomb.

  • More than 10 pages of bibliographic listings for those who want to pursue a more detailed technical or historical exploration of the nuclear weapons complex.

  • More than 30 pages of index with detailed cross-references.

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