the atomic bomb

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In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Manhattan Project--the name given to the atomic bomb program because its original offices were in Manhattan--grew very quickly. And although the Army had been involved since June of 1942, it was just beginning to realize that someone was going to have to be put in overall charge. The man chosen was Leslie Richard Groves, a 46-year-old colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. While he was …

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…the genetic damage--did not really show up for several years. The atomic bomb was not just a bigger bomb; it totally changed the face of warfare. Bibliography Bibliography “Atomic Bomb.” Encyclopedia Brittanica: Science and Tecnology Illustrated. 1984. “Atomic Bomb.” McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 1992. Cohen, Daniel. The Manhattan Project. Brookfield, Connecticut: The Millbrook Press, 1999. Kunetka, James W. City of Fire: Los Alamos and the Birth of the Atomic Age, 1943-1945. Englewood, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978