A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 4, 1954

Dear Time Reader: One of the great continuing stories of our age is the discovery and development of nuclear power. It is one of the most challenging subjects that reporters and editors have ever had to face in their responsibility to present the facts—facts that in this case affect each and every one of us.

Week after week, from the announcement of the first atomic bomb, TIME has given its readers the continuing story, including six full-length cover stories on the subject and the men involved. As security permitted, we reported the progressive picture—from the Manhattan District period through the awesome news...

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