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Arthur H. Compton • 14 Items / 7 Articles, 4 Books, 3 Reviews
Atomic Quest (1956)
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  1. [+]
    Pouring Oil on the Atom (Review)
    Atomic Quest, by Arthur Holly Compton
    1. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    The Nation, January 5, 1957, p. 25
  2. [+]
    It Wasn't Einstein (Review)
    Atomic Quest, by Arthur Holly Compton
    1. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    National Review, March 30, 1957, p. 311
  3. [+]
    The Birth of the Bomb (Review)
    Atomic Quest, by Arthur Holly Compton
    1. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    The Saturday Review, November 24, 1956, p. 26
  4. [+]
    Three Guides for the Atomic Age (3 Reviews)
    Atoms and People, by Ralph E. Lapp
    1. Atoms and People by Ralph E. Lapp
    2. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    3. Atomic Weapons and East-West Relations by P.M.S Blackett
    The Reporter, November 29, 1956, pp. 45-47
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    The Reference Library (9 Reviews)
    Atomic Fission
    1. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    2. Atomic Weapons and East-West Relations by P.M.S Blackett
    3. Calder Hall by Kenneth Jay
    4. Tomorrow's World by Hunt Collins
    5. Time for the Stars by Robert A. Heinlein
    6. The Secret People by Raymond F. Jones
    7. The Testimony of the Spade by Geoffrey Bibby
    8. The End of the World by Donald A. Wollheim
    9. A Space Traveler's Guide to Mars by I.M. Levitt
    Analog/Astounding Science Fiction, April 1957, pp. 150-164
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (9 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    2. Atoms and People by Ralph E. Lapp
    3. A Piece of My Mind by Edmund Wilson
    4. Ouida: The Passionate Victorian by Eileen Bigland
    5. The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby
    6. The Lost Steps by Alejo Carpentier
    7. The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai
    8. The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
    9. The Great World and Timothy Colt by Louis Auchincloss
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1956, pp. 100-112
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    Galaxy's Five Star Shelf (11 Reviews)
    To Live Forever, by Jack Vance
    1. To Live Forever by Jack Vance
    2. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    3. The Immortal Storm by Sam Moskowitz
    4. Man in Search of His Ancestors by Andre Senet
    5. Creatures of the Deep Sea by Klaus Gunther and Kurt Deckert
    6. From the Tablets of Sumer by Samuel Noah Kramer
    7. Clouds, Rings, and Crocodiles by Hugh Percival Wilkins
    8. Worlds Without End by Isabel Barclay
    9. Beyond Doubt by Mary Le Beau
    10. Mysteries of Ancient South America by Harold T. Wilkins
    11. The Doctor's Secret by Dorothy Louise Dern
    Galaxy Science Fiction, March 1957, pp. 116-119
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    Recent Books on International Relations (18 Reviews)
    General: Political, Military and Legal
    1. Moscow-Peking Axis by Howard L. Boorman, Alexander Eckstein, and Philip E. Mosely, ...
    2. The Changing Environment of International Relations by Grayson Kirk, Harrison S. Brown, and Denis W. Brogan, ...
    3. The World in the Postwar Decade, 1945-1955 by J. Hampden Jackson
    4. Freedom in Contemporary Society by Samuel Eliot Morison
    5. Waging Peace by C. Maxwell Stanley
    6. Atomic Weapons and East-West Relations by P.M.S Blackett
    7. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    8. Men in Arms by Richard A. Preston, Sydney F. Wise, and Herman O. Werner, ...
    9. Reflections on International Administration by A. Loveday
    10. Theory and Reality in Public International Law by Charles de Visscher
    11. Constitutions of Nations by Amos J. Peaslee
    12. International Governmental Organizations by Amos J. Peaslee
    13. An Historian's Approach to Religion by Arnold J. Toynbee
    14. Science, Democracy, and Islam, and Other Essays by Humayun Kabir
    15. The Second International, 1889-1914 by James Joll
    16. The Rape of the Mind by Joost A.M. Meerloo
    17. Political Handbook of the World, 1957 by Walter H. Mallory
    18. Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd
    Foreign Affairs, April 1957, pp. 531-532
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    Brief Comments (22 Reviews)
    Twenty-one outstanding books
    1. Constraint and Variety in American Education by David Riesman
    2. Atomic Quest by Arthur Holly Compton
    3. Harlan Fiske Stone: Pillar of the Law by Alpheus Thomas Mason
    4. Individual Freedom and Governmental Restraints by Walter Gellhorn
    5. The Evolution of Human Nature by C. Judson Herrick
    6. Challenges to Contemporary Medicine by Alan Gregg
    7. The Wild Train by Charles O'Neill
    8. The Militant South, 1800-1861 by John Hope Franklin
    9. War and Peace in the Law of Islam by Majid Khadduri
    10. Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann
    11. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    12. Lorenzo Ghiberti by Richard Krautheimer and Trude Krautheimer-Hess, ...
    13. Sound and Symbol by Victor Zuckerkandl
    14. The Bay Psalm Book by Richard Mather
    15. The Enigma of the Bay Psalm Book by Zoltan Haraszti
    16. A Gathering of Fugitives by Lionel Trilling
    17. The Energies of Art by Jacques Barzun
    18. Like a Bulwark by Marianne Moore
    19. Stanzas in Meditation by Gertrude Stein
    20. Poets of Today III
    21. Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett
    22. The Curve of the Snowflake by W. Grey Walter
    The American Scholar, Spring 1957, pp. 234-261