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
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