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“The Manhattan Project” Reviewed in “Nuclear News”

The Manhattan Project anthology

The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses and Historians was reviewed in the June 2008 issue of Nuclear News.  The magazine, published by the American Nuclear Society, calls the book is “a needed addition to the historical literature.”  

The reviewer, Raymond L. Murray, is a professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University and Manhattan Project veteran.  He worries that with few veterans of the era still alive and subsequent generations lacking first hand recollections of the time, much of the context surrounding the Manhattan Project’s history will be lost.  The book provides “a great service by making the story available and providing food for thought about nuclear proliferation in the world.”