"It is easily the most powerful attack on the whole nuclear madness that any creative writer has made thus far."—J.B. Priestley
"Eventually, I believe, Roshwald’s remorseless apocalypse will be recognized as one of the masterpieces of anti-utopian literature."—H. Bruce Franklin
"In some ways this story gives the most realistic picture of nuclear war that I have read in any work of fiction."—Linus Pauling
From the Publisher
Library of American Fiction
1959 hardcover, William Heinemann, Ltd.
1989 paperback, Lawrence Hill Books