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History Article Roundup - September 2017

History Article Roundup - September 2017

Billboard at Oak Ridge

Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting articles published on Manhattan Project and nuclear history this month. 

Bences Gonzales's Grandson at Bandelier: Paul Cruz served as artist in residence at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico in September. Cruz is a talented jewelry artist and the grandson of Bences Gonzales. Gonzales worked for the Los Alamos Ranch School and the Manhattan Project and became an important civic leader.

Harry Truman's Grandson Impersonates Him and Considers the Age of Trump: This New Yorker article interviews Clifton Truman Daniel, Harry Truman's grandson, who will be playing Truman in the play "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!," on October 12 in Wilmington, NC.

How The U.S. Created A 'Secret City' In Oak Ridge To Build The Atomic Bomb, 75 Years Ago: WPLN - Nashville Public Radio recounts the selection of Oak Ridge, TN as a Manhattan Project site, 75 years ago.

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77: Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer who helped avert nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1983, died earlier this year at the age of 77. On September 26, 1983, Petrov was the duty officer at a command center when a nuclear early-warning system reported a missile being launched from the United States. Petrov correctly judged that the report was a false alarm.