The Press: Now It Can Be Told

He had the story of his, or any newsman's life—but he couldn't write it. There he was, sitting in a Superfort, with arc-welder's glasses to protect his eyes from the glare, watching the atomic bomb bore down on Nagasaki. But able, sad-faced William L. Laurence's lips were sealed. He was the Army's guest.

Bill Laurence has known more about the atomic bomb, at every stage of its development, than any other reporter. A topnotch newsman for the New York Times, he had watched, and ably reported, almost every big science story for 15 years. An intense, untidy little man with odd habits...

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