Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting content published on the Manhattan Project, World War II, and nuclear history in January.
- A "Purely Military" Target? Truman's Changing Language about Hiroshima: Historian Alex Wellerstein examines President Harry Truman's response to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, based on drafts of a radio address Truman delivered on August 9, 1945.
- A Remarkable Man among Remarkable Men and Women: Historian and AHF Board member Richard Rhodes reviews David N. Schwartz's new biography of Enrico Fermi, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.
- Chicago Pile-1: A Brick History: This Lego animation depicts the construction of Chicago Pile-1, the first artificial nuclear reactor.
- One worked on the A-bomb. The other was a victim. How their grandsons now create art together: The Washington Post highlights a Baltimore art exhibit created by the grandson of a Hiroshima survivor and the grandson of a Manhattan Project veteran.
- "The Catcher Was a Spy" is a Thinking Person's Spy Tale: The film "The Catcher Was a Spy" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film tells the story of Moe Berg, a Major League Baseball player who worked as a spy for the Manhattan Project's Alsos Mission in Europe during World War II. Paul Rudd plays Moe Berg in the movie.