AUTHORZachary, G. Pascal
TITLEVannevar Bush Backs the Bomb
PERIODICAL TITLEThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
DATE PUBLISHED1992
VOLUME NUMBER48
ISSUE NUMBER10
PAGE NUMBERS24-31
ISSN0096-3402
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This biographical sketch of Vannevar Bush, Roosevelt’s chief advisor of military research, points out Bush’s desire to show the military what technical innovation could do for warfare. The article also investigates his work to insure the cooperation of the military with the civilian scientists who eventually would build the atomic bomb. In addition, it explains how Bush, a believer in the possibilities of new technology, became involved with President Roosevelt, and his early work with the Manhattan Project from 1940 to 1942. The article is one of a series in this issue The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first chain reaction.


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