- The Jesus Factor (novel)
The Jesus Factor is a 1970
conspiracy theorythriller novel by Edwin Corleybased on the events surrounding the Manhattan Projectand the bombing of Hiroshimaand Nagasaki. It explores issues relating to the arms raceand the collective guilt of those involved with the bombings. ["The Novels of World War II: An Annotated Bibliography", Desmond Taylor and Philip E. Hager, Garland, 1993, ISBN:0824056841]
Its premise is the discovery during the development of
nuclear weapons that they only detonate if stationary in a gravitational field, making their use as air-dropped bombs impossible. In the novel, the World War IInuclear attacks are simulated using aeroplane-mounted magnesiumflares and dispersed radionuclides, taking advantage of the destruction caused by an earthquake. An international conspiracy hides this fact in the interest of maintaining nuclear deterrence.
The story concerns events when this status quo is threatened by one of the original bombardiers, who discovers the conspiracy while running for US president on a
* [http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/nuclear/c.htm Nuclear Holocausts Bibliography: C] , "Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction", Paul Brians, Professor of English, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington (retrieved 3 July 2008).
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