A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 9, 1947

If you stepped into the TIME & LIFE building here in Manhattan during any working week and asked for TIME'S Science editor, chances are you would find him out. Of all TIME'S editors, he comes closest to having his office in his hat—and his hat has hardly been off his head since The Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

The news of it was announced on Monday, TIME'S press day. In the next issue, Jonathan Norton Leonard was advised by his managing editor, a special Atomic Age section (TIME, Aug. 20, 1945) would try to tell the significance of the atomic bomb and...

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