DIRECTORKelly, Cynthia C.
TITLEThe Uncommon Man: Crawford H. Greenewalt
DISTRIBUTORAtomic Heritage Foundation
ISBNn/a
DATE PUBLISHED2008
RUNNING TIME30 minutes
Web Access
Available online from Atomic Heritage Foundation   (available with fee)


This DVD chronicles the life of Crawford Greenewalt, the DuPont engineer who led the construction of the Manhattan Project’s nuclear reactors at Hanford, Washington. Divided into three short segments, the production highlights his diverse talents and interests, featuring interviews with Greenewalt, his children, and former colleagues, and presenting scenes from his life. He witnessed the first nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942, directed the engineering effort to transform physicists’ ideas for a controlled nuclear chain reaction into plutonium-producing reactors, and became the president of the DuPont Company after World War II. The film also shows his devotion to his family and to his hobbies of bird watching and photography.



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