The Last Missile Site: An Operational and Physical History of Nike Site SF-88, Fort Barry, California

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The Last Missile Site is the only book to bring readers inside the only mechanically operational Nike site in the United States. Historians Stephen Haller and John Martini provide a fascinating detailed description of the physical layout of Nike Site SF-88 as well as insight about life at the battery during the Cold War from officers and enlisted who served at the site. Nike Sites with nuclear warheads surrounded almost every major American City during the Cold War. This is the book for history fans, military ...
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The Last Missile Site: An Operational and Physical History of Nike Site SF-88 Fort Barry, California

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Overview

The Last Missile Site is the only book to bring readers inside the only mechanically operational Nike site in the United States. Historians Stephen Haller and John Martini provide a fascinating detailed description of the physical layout of Nike Site SF-88 as well as insight about life at the battery during the Cold War from officers and enlisted who served at the site. Nike Sites with nuclear warheads surrounded almost every major American City during the Cold War. This is the book for history fans, military historians, park managers, and other who need to understand how these Cold War relics operated. Illustrated by the award winning Ormsby & Thickstun Design Studio.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780976149415
  • Publisher: Hole in the Head Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,465,696
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Haller is the park historian and branch chief for Cultural Resources at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He was formerly the curator of historic documents at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. He specializes in the study of shipwrecks, military history, and historic landscapes in the Bay Area. He is the author of numerous books and publications. John Martini is a retired NPS park ranger who was curator of Military History at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He served as a ranger at Fort Point National Historic Site, Alcatraz Island, the Presidio of San Francisco, and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He is the author of numerous books and articles on military history.
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