New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First Book Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 160 pages; VG/G+; Reddish brown spine with tan lettering; dust jacket protected by a mylar cover, Price uncut '$1.75 net'; Wear to the edges of the dust jacket, with chipping to the crown and foot of the spine, spine is sun-faded; shelved in WWII.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
"'The New Yorker' of August 31, 1946 devoted all its space to this story. The immediate repercussions were vast: newspapers here and abroad reprinted it; [...] Its tremendous power derives from the fact that it is an honest story of little people in an average city caught up in the fury of the mightiest destructive force yet discovered by man."