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For the Good of Mankind:

A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands

Hardcover (216 pages), kindle
An insider's look at the people of Bikini Atoll, site of 23 U.S. nuclear weapons tests from 1946-54; a view of history from the islanders' perspective.

For the Good of Mankind:

An insider's look at the people of Bikini Atoll, site of 23 U.S. nuclear weapons tests from 1946-54, including the largest hydrogen bomb ever tested by the United States.

Author Jack Niedenthal relates the history of the people he has lived with for almost 20 years via interviews and personal experiences. This is a view of history from the islanders' perspective. The book also contains historical information about the 67 nuclear tests conducted in the Marshall Islands by the U.S., and also information about the dive program and the ships at rest in Bikini Atoll's lagoon. A great guidebook for anyone visiting Bikini Atoll, filled with facts about the people, their islands, and their history.

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