THE ATOM: The Road Beyond Elugelab

(See Cover) In 1946, Dr. Hans Thirring, a Viennese scholar without access to secret information, read certain published reports that could be found in any physics library. Going about the scientist's business of mating known facts to breed new facts, Dr. Thirring made and published calculations leading to the conclusion that out of lithium hydride could be constructed a bomb many times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. At the end of his austere equations, Dr. Thirring's scientific article flamed up into a prayer: "God protect the country over which...

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