TITLE

THE NEW FORCE (Book)

AUTHOR(S)
Friendly, Alfred
PUB. DATE
March 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;3/23/53, Vol. 128 Issue 12, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the book "The New Force," by Ralph E. Lapp. To say that Lapp has written a primer on atomic energy, the history, the science, the politics and the problem, would be accurate in a sense, but it would also be misleading. He has indeed written a primer, and one of the best: lucid, easy-reading, remarkably inclusive on every aspect of the wonderful and terrible new force that is barely ten years old. For those who need a simple refresher on the basic science involved in atomic energy, on the history of its development, the attempts at internal control and the military potentialities, "The New Force" provides a satisfying review. However, Lapp book is most valuable when it moves on to the area of ignorance and misconceptions about atomic energy and atomic weapons.
ACCESSION #
14555079

 

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