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The Manhattan Project: the birth of the atomic bomb in the words of its creators, eyewitnesses, and historians
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From the editor : preserving the Manhattan project / Cynthia C. Kelley, President, Atomic Heritage Foundation -- Explosive discoveries and bureaucratic inertia. Thinking no pedestrian thoughts / Richard Rhodes ; The atomic bomb burst in their fumbling hands / H.G. Wells ; If only we had been clever enough / Leona Marshall Libby ; What wasn't expected wasn't seen! / Edward Teller ; I had come close but had missed a great discovery / Philip Abelson ; Enlisting Einstein / William Lanouette ; Albert Einstein to F.D. Roosevelt / Albert Einstein and Franklin D. Roosevelt ; A practically irresistible super-bomb / Otto R. Frisch and Rudolf Peierls ; Working for Otto Frisch / J. Wechsler ; Likely to lead decisive results / The MAUD Report, March 1941 ; Wild notions about atom bombs / G. Pascal Zachary ; Transatlantic travails / Andrew Brown -- An unprecedented alliance. The rather fuzzy state of our thinking / James G. Hershberg ; The stuff will be more powerful than we thought / Vannevar Bush ; You'll never get a chain reaction going here / Richard Rhodes ; The Chicago Pile-1 : the first chain reaction / Enrico Fermi ; Fermi was cool as a cucumber / Crawford Greenewalt ; Proceeding in the dark / General Leslie R. Groves ; Swimming in syrup / Robert Jungk / The Los Alamos primer : how to make an atomic bomb / Robert Serber ; These were very great men indeed / Richard Feynman ; Misunderstandings and anxieties / Stephane Groueff ; A weapon of devastating power ... will soon become available / Niels Bohr to Winston Churchill ; One top secret agreement too many / Winston Churchill -- An extraordinary pair. His potential outweighed any security risk / General Leslie R. Groves ; Scientific director for the special laboratory in New Mexico / James B. Conant and General Leslie R. Groves to J. Robert Oppenheimer ; When you looked at Captain Groves, a little alarm bell rang "caution" / Robert S. Norris ; Decisive, confident, and cool / Robert DeVore ; A bureaucratic warrior of the first rank / Robert S. Norris ; The biggest S.O.B. / Colonel Kenneth D. Nichols ; Not right-- do it again. / Colonel John Lansdale Jr. ; A "Jewish pan" at Berkeley / Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin ; The absentminded professor / Berkeley Gazette, February 14,1934 ; His head wreathed in a cloud of smoke / Edward Gerjuoy ; A psychiatrist by vocation and a physicist by avocation / Jeremy Bernstein ; The most compelling man / Jennet Conant ; Appeasing General Groves / Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin ; Visions of immortality / Robert S. Norris ; An audacious gamble / Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin ; When Robert Oppenheimer walked onto the page / Joseph Kanon ; Doctor atomic : the myth and the man / John Adams ; A cascade of different Oppenheimers / John Else --
Secrecy, intelligence, and counterintelligence. Unprecedented security measures / Robert Norris ; Security : a headache on the hill / Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin ; Mrs. Farmer, I presume . Laura Fermi ; As if they were walking in the woods / Colonel John Lansdale Jr. ; Electric rocket story fails to launch / Charlotte Serber ; A spy in our midst / Laura Fermi ; Never in our wildest dreams / Lilli Hornig ; The youngest spies / Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel ; Enormoz Espionage / Gregg Herken ; Undercover agents at Berkeley / Gregg Harken ; Jump start for the Soviets / David Halloway, Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel ; Holes in the security fence / Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel ; A calming role for the counterintelligence corps / Thomas O. Jones ; The Alsos Mission l : scientists as sleuths / Robert S. Norris ; From France to the Black forest : seeking atomic scientists / Richard Rhodes ; I have been expecting you / Colonel John Lansdale Jr. -- The Trinity Test. Leaving the bomb project / Joseph Rotblat ; Anticipating the end of the war / Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin ; Scientists will be held responsible / Arthur Holly Compton ; Advising against the bomb / the Franck report, June 1945 ; No acceptable alternative / the Interim Committee report, June 1945 ; Scientists petition the president / Leo Szilard and other scientists ; Watching trinity / Brigadier General Thomas Farrell and General Leslie R. Groves ; Babysitting the bomb / Don Hornig ; A handful of soldiers at Trinity / Val Fitch ; Eyewitness accounts of the Trinity test / Edwin McMillan, Kenneth Greisen, Enrico Fermi, Maurice Shapiro, Robert Serber ; Violence without limit / Joseph Kanon --
Dropping the bombs. Aiming for military and psychological effects / Target committee ; Admiral Chester W. Nimitz : born too soon / Frederick L. Ashworth ; The 509th composite group at Tinian Island / Stephen Walker ; Official bombing order : 25 July, 1945 / Thos. T. Handy ; A very sobering event / Operational history of the 509th bombardment ; Massive pain, suffering, and horror / Tsuyoshi Hasegawa ; Miss Yamaoka, you look like a monster / Richard B. Frank ; For all we know, we have created a Frankenstein! / Paul Boyer ; The battle of the laboratories / President Harry S. Truman ; The culmination of years of herculean effort / Henry L. Stimson ; Eyewitness over Nagasaki / William Laurence ; It was over! / Lieutenant Colonel Fred J. Olivi ; The atomic bomb's peculiar "disease" / George Weller
Reflections on the bomb. Outwitting General Groves / Harold Agnew ; Speech to association of Los Alamos scientists / J. Robert Oppenheimer ; You have done excellent work / J. Robert Oppenheimer ; A citizen's guide to the atomic bomb / Henry L. Stimson ; History is often not what actually happened / Barton J. Bernstein ; A question of motives / Patrick M.S. Blackett ; Thank god for the atom bond / Paul Fussell ; Return to nothingness / Felix Morley ; The bomb in national memories / Tsuyoshi Hasegawa ; Hiroshima in history / J. Samuel Walker ; Why does this decision continue to haunt us? / Gar Alperovitz
Living with the bomb. On the international control of atomic energy / Acheson-Lilienthal Report / Marck 1946 ; Open letter to the United Nations / Neils Bohr, June 1950 ; I hope not a soul will remember my name / Paul Mullins "Louis Slotin Sonata" ; Atoms for peace / Dwight D. Eisenhower, December 1953 ; A Cold War warning ; the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, July 1955 ; A world free of nuclear weapons / George P. Schultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissenger, and Sam Nunn ; The nuclear threat / Mikhail Gorbachev ; Thoughts on a 21st-century Manhatten project / George A. Cowan
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