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Pac.DU710.J33 2013
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TITLE: Kwajalein, an Island like no other / Lynn A. Jacobson ; illustrations by R. Meimei Pan
AUTHOR: Jacobson, Lynn A.
PUBLISHED: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], 2013.
DESCRIPTION: xviii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
EDITION: First edition
NOTES: In the 1960s, Kwajalein, a remote 900-acre Pacific island leased from the Republic of the Marshallese for reentry missile tests, was characterized by sharks, water rationing gone wrong,
NOTES: Dear John letters gone even more wrong, incomes on steroids, ship diving, Chinese satellites, gazillion-dollar radars, lovelorn bachelors, Russian multi-radar "fishing" trawlers, and local interceptor missile launches.
NOTES: Kwaj was home to an elite core of 2,000 expat scientists and engineers (including families); a small military contingent handling island logistics; 3,000 highly paid, seriously female-deprived, lonely bachelors;
NOTES: and several hundred Marshalleses who commuted each day by ferry from their nearby home island. These 5,000 inhabitants with too much money, too little opportunity to spend it, too few available women, no cars, no TV, no overseas phone service, and too much isolation proved that they were also far too human.
NOTES: Author and MIT engineer Lynn Jacobson captures the essence of the exotic and yet far-too-human life on Kwaj in this collection of sixty-two stories garnered from his three Kwajalein tours between 1964 and 1972.
SUBJECT: U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll
SUBJECT: Military Bases, American --Marshall Islands--Kwajalein--Description and Travel.
SUBJECT: Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands)--Description and Travel
ADDED ENTRY: Pan, R. Meimei

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