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Manhattan Project

A final interview with the most controversial father of the atomic age, Edward Teller

Twice a year hundreds of people make a pilgrimage to the spot where the nuclear age began

The super-secret atomic bomb made a giant, bright yellow fireball like a super-sun that hurt the eyes.

In 1945 I was a member of a supersecret Army intelligence unit attached to the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb.

Seeking the truth of an event in the memories of the people who lived it can be a maddening task—and an exhilarating one

The chords of memory may be mystic, as Abraham Lincoln described them, but how accurate and reliable they are as evidence is a dilemma every historian must face.
As three recent films show—one on the atomic bomb, one on women defense workers during the Second World War, one on the government arts projects of the thirties —this history of our times offers film makers arresting opportunities.

The Agony of J. Robert Oppenheimer

In the life of J.

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