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The Struggle Against the Bomb
Volume One, One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953
Lawrence S. Wittner


476 pages.

Hardcover ISBN: 9780804721417



Winner of the 1995 Warren F. Kuehl Prize, sponsored by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

About the author

"A perceptive account of the effort to control nuclear weapons in the years following World War II. It is the first of three volumes in an ambitious work that tells the story of the struggle to contain the atom more fully than ever before....The best description that exists of efforts to promote disarmament around the globe."

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

"Wittner's work demonstrates truly prodigious research. Beyond providing a comprehensive overview of the topic, moreover, the book also provides considerable new information for the debate over the historical significance of the disarmament movement."

American Historical Review

"There is an impressive thoroughness, even-handedness, and global reach in Wittner's work."

The International History Review

"...Wittner's oustanding book employs massive research into previously secret governmental records and organizational files in an effort to show how concerned and determined citizens throughout the world have altered the course of history."

—Journal of American History