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The H Bomb and the Hell Bomb
The H Bomb and the Hell Bomb
By William L. Laurence
Didier and Knopf, 1950, 175198 pp

Two preliminary expositions and estimates. The first is a useful collection of recent statements and articles, with commentary by Major George Fielding Eliot and introduction by Albert Einstein; the second, written by a well-known science-news reporter and differing in some of its conclusions from the first, presents both the scientific and political-strategic problems involved in producing the hydrogen bomb.