Books: The Rats & the Katz

The Third World War to Save Civilization had ended (with the help of the improved atom bomb) in the virtual extinction of the human race. The only visible survivors, a mother and daughter, were huddled near a rubble heap in the middle of Manhattan, which, blasted and fused by the bombs, elsewhere lay between its rivers as narrow, smooth and shiny as a coffin lid.

The women were the celebrated international liberal, Angela Katz, author of Everyone Sleeps in One Big Bed—A Plea for the Internationalization of the Atom Bomb, and her daughter, Carrie Chapman Katz, named for the famed U.S. feminist....

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