One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb (Hardcover)

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In 1946, just months after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the scientists who had developed nuclear technology came together to express their concerns and thoughts about the nuclear age they had unleashed. In a small, urgent book of essays, legends including Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Robert Oppenheimer try to help readers understand the magnitude of their scientific breakthrough, fret openly about the implications for world policy, and caution, in the words of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harold C. Urey, that There Is No Defense.

The original edition of One World or None sold 100,000 copies and was a New York Times bestseller. Today, with the nuclear issue front and center once more, the book is as timely as ever.


  • H.H. Arnold
  • Niels Bohr
  • Arthur H. Compton
  • E.U. Condon
  • Albert Einstein
  • The Federation of American (Atomic) Scientists
  • Irving Langmuir
  • Walter Lippmann
  • Philip Morrison
  • J.R. Oppenheimer
  • Richard Rhodes
  • Louis N. Ridenour
  • Frederick Seitz and Hans Bethe
  • Harlow Shapley
  • Leo Szilard
  • Harold Urey
  • Eugene P. Wigner
  • Gale Young

About the Author

Dexter Masters (1909-89) was a prolific writer and international bestselling author who helped found the Consumer's Union. His legacy includes heading the first task force to publicize the dangers of smoking as well as being among the first to draw attention to the worldwide threat posed by the atomic bomb.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781595582270
ISBN-10: 1595582274
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2007
Pages: 240
Language: English