FEAR, WAR AND THE BOMB by P.M.S. Blackett

FEAR, WAR AND THE BOMB

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To the neophyte, this does not seem to say anything much that hasn't been said- and with perhaps greater effect -- before. It is an exhaustive investigation into the history and probable future of atom bombings, which covers not only an analysis of air power war and bomb warfare, but also traces the plans for control, in so far as openly recognized, the tactical and strategic importance of atomic war both in political and in military worlds. This also details the background and results of Soviet attitudes, the chances of war, the events leading up to the two bombings of Japan. Appendices and charts round out the overall picture of the consequences of the use of atomic energy, and make this a book for the student of world-science affairs, rather than the average layman.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1949
Publisher: Whittlesey