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A number of government publications relating to the Manhattan Project are available either as web pages or as .pdf documents.

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Other Documents and Publications

  • Einstein's Letter to Roosevelt
    • August 2, 1939, letter from Albert Einstein (written with the help of Leo Szilard) to President Franklin Roosevelt warning Roosevelt of the potential danger posed by nuclear energy.
  • Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb
    • July 25, 1945, order from Acting Army Chief of Staff Thomas Handy to Commanding General Carl Spaatz, Army Strategic Air Forces, to attack Japanese cities with atomic bombs.
  • Truman's Note regarding Potsdam
    • Note written by Truman on the back of a photograph of the Potsdam Conference, in which Truman brags (incorrectly) that Stalin did not know about the atomic bomb.

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