The New Press has just published a new edition of One World or None: A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb. It’s a book of essays written by leading scientists in 1946. From the publisher’s description:
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
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.
This edition includes a new introduction by Richard Rhodes.