Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting content published recently on the Manhattan Project, World War II, and nuclear history:
- Baseball Hall of Fame to Celebrate a Catcher (and a Spy): The New York Times previews an upcoming exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Moe Berg, the catcher and spy who worked for the Office of Strategic Services and the Manhattan Project’s Alsos Mission during World War II.
- A Child of the Manhattan Project Discusses Complex Legacy of the Bomb: Thoughtful interview with D. Leah Steinberg, author of Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb: Children of the Manhattan Project. Steinberg’s father, Ellis P. Steinberg, and uncle, Bernard Abraham, both worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory.
- A secret city opens up: Curbed highlights the UrbanSense project, a partnership between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the City of Oak Ridge to develop “a sensor network and visualization platform to enable cities to monitor population movement, traffic, social dynamics, and environmental conditions in real time.”
- ‘Half-Life of Genius’ explores lesser-known Manhattan Project physicist: The Albuquerque Journal discusses a new film, “The Half-Life of Genius,” on the life of physicist Raemer Schreiber.
- Last Surviving Crew Member Has 'No Regrets' About Bombing Hiroshima: NPR and the podcast Radio Diaries interviewed Manhattan Project veteran Russell Gackenbach for their “Last Witness” series on the last surviving people who witnessed historic events. Gackenbach was the navigator on the Necessary Evil, one of the observation planes on the Hiroshima mission. AHF interviewed Gackenbach in 2016.
- Mother, daughter donate never-before-seen photos of Hiroshima after atomic bombing: A mother and daughter in Hawaii have donated 36 photographs of Hiroshima taken soon after the atomic bombing to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.