The Manhattan Project, the massive Allied effort that led to the invention of the atomic bomb in World War II, is the topic of an Oct. 18 lecture as part of Heritage Sandy Springs’ “Americans at War” series.

Fred Lehrer will discuss the history of the development of the atomic bomb and the United States’ controversial use of the nuclear weapon on Japanese cities.

The free lecture runs 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Sandy Springs Community Room, 6110 Blue Stone Road. For more information about the “Americans at War” series, see the website here.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

One reply on “Heritage Sandy Springs to host lecture on atomic bomb project Oct. 18”

  1. Well, that is a tired subject but keeping with the endless Civil War programming on GPB. Why the obsession with death and war in this state?

    Might I recommend that the subject change to those who where invited to be part of the Manhattan Project but instead decided to work on the Bikini Atoll project instead? What, you don’t know what the Bikini Atoll project is? That’s why it should be a topic. Not everyone who got the letter inviting them to build the bomb chose to do so. Some of the invitees went on to deal with the aftermath. #hero’s #morals

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