The Allies and the Atomic Bomb
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II to create the atomic bomb. During this symposium, panelists discussed the lessons learned from the project, and how they apply to today’s domestic security issues.
Mr. Bird spoke first about the upcoming biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which he co-authored. Mr. Brown spoke about his biography of Sir James Chadwick, entitled The Neutron and the Bomb. He also spoke about Great Britain’s contribution in making the atomic bomb. Finally, Mr. Hershberg spoke on his book, James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret attempt during World War II to create the atomic bomb. During this symposium, panelists discussed the lessons learned from the project, and how they apply to today’s domestic security issues. close
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James G. Hershberg Associate Professor George Washington University->History Department
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