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Beyond Oppenheimer - Edward Tellers Quest to Use the H-Bomb in Rural Alaska - Dan ONeill, author of The Firecracker Boys

August 13, 2023 Dan ONeill, author of The Firecracker Boys Season 2023 Episode 813
Beyond Oppenheimer - Edward Tellers Quest to Use the H-Bomb in Rural Alaska - Dan ONeill, author of The Firecracker Boys
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Beyond Oppenheimer - Edward Tellers Quest to Use the H-Bomb in Rural Alaska - Dan ONeill, author of The Firecracker Boys
Aug 13, 2023 Season 2023 Episode 813
Dan ONeill, author of The Firecracker Boys

Dan ONeill was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and moved to Alaska at age twenty-five.  He worked construction, studied poetry, built log cabins, hunted, fished, trapped, and ran dogs.  As a research associate at the oral history program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, he produced radio and television documentaries for public broadcasting. He wrote three books of nonfiction: The Firecracker Boys (for which he was named Alaska Historian of the Year), The Last Giant of Beringia, and A Land Gone Lonesome.  He wrote a political opinion column for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for several years.  In 2021, the University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded ONeill the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Dan's slides can be found here as PDF - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ceh1rugyc0q8kb0b88jfi/AnchUUsPwrPtPics1.pdf?rlkey=0w8vnekr63xfhxjh6u7u2x8wr&dl=0

Another good link - akhopecongress.org

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Dan ONeill was born and raised in San Francisco, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, and moved to Alaska at age twenty-five.  He worked construction, studied poetry, built log cabins, hunted, fished, trapped, and ran dogs.  As a research associate at the oral history program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, he produced radio and television documentaries for public broadcasting. He wrote three books of nonfiction: The Firecracker Boys (for which he was named Alaska Historian of the Year), The Last Giant of Beringia, and A Land Gone Lonesome.  He wrote a political opinion column for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner for several years.  In 2021, the University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded ONeill the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Dan's slides can be found here as PDF - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ceh1rugyc0q8kb0b88jfi/AnchUUsPwrPtPics1.pdf?rlkey=0w8vnekr63xfhxjh6u7u2x8wr&dl=0

Another good link - akhopecongress.org