Committee on Uranium -- Resources
Project Description || Guide for Participants 

Original Documents:

  • Michael B. Stoff (ed.), The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age.
  • 1939 Letters by Einstein, Sachs, Roosevelt, Szilard, Fermi and Watson.

    Comprehensive Histories:

  • Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, esp. Chap 10 and earlier relevant threads, and indexed entries.
  • Children of the Manhattan Project --heritage website (although much relates to the later history) -- index to history section
  • Trinity Atomic Web Site: Nuclear Weapons: History, Technology, and Consequences in Historic Documents, Photos, and Videos -- and mirror site
  • Lawrence Badash, Scientists and the Development of Atomic Weapons [although primary focus is later].

    Background on Nuclear Physics

  • High-Energy Weapons Archive and mirror site
  • Chuck Hansen, The Swords of Armageddon, CD-ROM.

    Background on Weapons

  • Green, Constance McLaughlin, Harry C. Thomson, and Peter C. Roots. 1955/1970/1990. The Ordnance Department: Planning Munitions for War.
  • Mark Skinner Watson. 1950. Chief of Staff: Prewar Plans and Preparations
  • Jones, Vincent. 1985. Manhattan: The Army and the Atomic Bomb. (Washington DC: U.S. Army Center for Military History)


  • Segrč, Emilio. Enrico Fermi: physicist. (University of Chicago Press, 1970)
  • "Richard Roberts." Biographical Memoirs Vol. 62 (National Academy of Science).
  • Lanouette, William. Genius in the shadows : a biography of Leo Szilard: the man behind the bomb
  • Teller, Edward. Memoirs : a twentieth-century journey in science and politics
  • Goodchild, Peter. 2004. Edward Teller: The Real Dr. Strangelove. Harvard University Press.
  • Blumberg , Stanley and Gwinn Owens. Energy and Conflict: The Life and Times of Edward Teller G.P. Putnam's Sons (1976).
  • Blumberg, Stanley A. Edward Teller: giant of the golden age of physics
  • Merle A. Tuve and his program of nuclear studies at the department of terrestrial magnetism : the early career of a modern American physicist, Cornell, Thomas D., 1987
  • Wigner, Eugene. The recollections of Eugene P. Wigner as told to Andrew Szanton
  • Wagner, Francis S. Eugene P. Wigner, an architect of the Atomic Age : highlights of a career with a comprehensive bibliography

    Simulation assembled by Douglas Allchin, with kind assistance from Robert Seidel. || last revised Nov. 2, 2005