Note (2007): One World or None has recently been republished with a new introduction by Richard Rhodes and is available through Amazon.com 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
Introduction by Arthur H. Compton
Foreword: Science and Civilization by Niels Bohr
If the Bomb Gets Out of Hand by Philip Morrison
It's an Old Story with the Stars by Harlow Shapley
Roots of the Atomic Age by Eugene P. Wigner
The New Power by Gale Young
The New Weapon: The Turn of the Screw by J.R. Oppenheimer
Air Force in the Atomic Age by Gen. H.H. Arnold
There is No Defense by Louis N. Ridenhour
The New Technique of Private War by E.U. Condon
How Close is the Danger? by Frederick Seitz and Hans Bethe
An Atomic Arms Race and Its Alternatives by Irving Langmuir
How Does It All Add Up? by Harold C. Urey?
Can We Avert an Arms Race by an Inspection System? by Leo Szilard
International Control of Atomc Energy by Walter Lippmann
The Way Out by Albert Einstein
Survival is at Stake by the Federation of American (Atomic) Scientists
There's Only One Answer to the Atom Bomb, a review of One World or None from the New York Herald Tribune, March 17, 1946
maintained by Steven Aftergood