One World or None:

A Report to the Public on the Full Meaning of the Atomic Bomb

Note (2007): One World or None has recently been republished with a new introduction by Richard Rhodes and is available through and other booksellers.

"In March 1946, seven months after World War II ended in fiery atomic bursts over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Federation of American Scientists published One World or None, an eighty-six-page paperback that immediately became a national bestseller."

"It remains a document of intense cultural interest for the way it epitomizes... the political activism of the atomic scientists, the post-Hiroshima interest in world government and international control of atomic energy, the manipulation of fear."

    -- Paul Boyer, By The Bomb's Early Light, University of North Carolina Press, 1994


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