Maralinga

Maralinga

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PLAYAWAY: During the darkest days of the Cold War, in the remote wilderness of a South Australian desert, the future of an infant nation is being decided, without its people's knowledge. A British airbase in the middle of nowhere; an atomic weapons testing ground; an army of raw youth led by powerful, ambitious men, a cocktail for disaster. Such is Maralinga in the spring of 1956. Maralinga is a story of British Lieutenant Daniel Gardiner, who accepts a twelve-month posting to the wilds of South Australia on a promise of rapid promotion; Harold Dartleigh, Deputy Director of MI-6 and his undercover operative Gideon Melbray; Australian Army Colonel Nick Stratton and the enigmatic Petraeus Mitchell, bushman and anthropologist. They all find themselves in a violent and unforgiving landscape, infected with the unique madness and excitement that only nuclear testing creates. Maralinga is also a story of love; a love so strong that it draws the adventurous young English journalist Elizabeth Hoffman halfway around the world in search of the truth. And Maralinga is a story of heartbreak; heartbreak brought to the innocent First Australians who had walked their land unhindered for 40,000 years. Maralinga, a desolate place where history demands an emerging nation choose between hell and reason.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, p2012.
ISBN: 9781743186367
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (17 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 8.5 x 5.5 cm.+ 1 set earphones, 1 AAA battery, 1 lanyard ; in container.
Additional Contributors: Rubenstein, Deidre 1948-

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