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David John Bradley (February 22, 1915 – January 7, 2008) was an American writer, surgeon, politician and champion skier.[1] His best-selling 1948 book No Place to Hide, a memoir of the Bikini atomic bomb tests, alerted the world to the dangers of radioactive fallout from nuclear weapon explosions.[2] Bradley was elected as a Democrat to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving 1955–59 and 1973–75.[3]

David J. Bradley
BornFebruary 22, 1915
DiedJanuary 7, 2008
EducationHarvard Medical School
Political partyDemocratic


He was a 1938 graduate of Dartmouth College and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His papers are housed at Dartmouth's Rauner Library.[4]


  1. ^ "U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Bradley, David (1948). No Place to Hide. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
  3. ^ Fox, Margalit (January 30, 2009). "David Bradley, 92, author, Antinuclear Advocate, Champion Skier and State Legislator, Is Dead". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Guide to the papers of David J. Bradley". Rauner Library, Hanover, NH. Retrieved July 4, 2013.