Science: Atomic Doldrums

The atom bomb ended the war and changed the world. What did the monster do to the men who had fathered it?

Last week, more than six months after the first bomb flattened Hiroshima, the scientists who made it possible were a bewildered, frustrated group of men, many of them not knowing what to do, many unhappy in what they were doing, nearly all of them worried about the future. Almost to a man they had walked out on the Army-run Manhattan Project and its boss, paunchy Major General Leslie R. Groves, whom most...

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