The atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima was dubbed Little Boy, but its effect was anything but little. It was horrendous! Today, Little Boy has been replaced by 50,000 nuclear bombs, some of them supergiants. If the two superpowers used only 5 percent of their nuclear weapons, within minutes 200 million people would die—four times the number slain in World War II. Carl Sagan said: “There is a real danger of the extinction of humanity.” In the age of the bomb, what hope is there for mankind?
The Search for Security in the Age of the Bomb 3
The Ultimate Weapon and the Race for Security 4
The Bomb and Man’s Future 6
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Cover Photo: U.S. National Archives