JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
No doubt there is some serious and useful information in this little undated (ca. 1945/6) pamphlet--mostly I guess its purpose was fulfilled in its attempt at softening the dread of nuclear holocaust in that there was actually something that could be "done" in the event of an attack. It addresses the standard fears, and perhaps the standard fears of hope, though the pamphlet does paint a profile of possibility for a post-attack scenario that is, shall we say, a little optimistic. In any event, I share this now for the graphics, and the Manhattan Destroyed map.
Of course there must be a map, but instead of the usual map of rings of destruction, this bird's eye view was meant only to depict the effective range of an air raid siren--and it is not lost on me that the central red graphic is placed very near to the WTC site. (The first published map of the rings of destruction of an atomic bomb on any city of so far as I can tell appeared in the great PM newspaper the day after Hiroshima, showing what sort of effects the bomb would have on a profile not of Hiroshima, but of Manhattan. As a matter of fact the entire issue of the ad-free newspaper was devoted to the bombing, Hiroshima receiving more (and better) coverage than in any newspaper reporting I have seen in the first week after the bomb was dropped. I really have no idea how the paper was able to put together dozens of bright and informed pages of coverage in 24/36 hours after the event--except of course that those were some very smart people.)