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2016
April 2016
 8
Meditations
Inventing the bomb was hard. Maintaining the bomb was harder.
February 2016
 5
Redactions
The year in historical nuclear scholarship. 
2015
September 2015
 8
News and Notes
Richard Hewlett, the first official historian of the Atomic Energy Commission, has died at the age of 92.
 4
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Did "Big Science" pioneer Ernest Lawrence believe that Japan should have been warned before Hiroshima?
June 2015
26
Visions
The Soviet space dogs were more than just adorable mutts — but they were those, too.
January 2015
 2Espionage Act secrecy stamp (photograph by Alex Wellerstein)
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The year in nuclear historical scholarship.
2014
November 2014
14
Visions
Experiments in representing the atomic bomb and the substances that fuel it.
April 2014
18
Redactions
A review of Eric Schlosser's new book, Command and Control, and thoughts on why the history of nuclear weapons accidents is hard to write.
February 2014
14
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In a short story published in 1949, Leo Szilard contemplated how well he and President Truman would fare at a war crimes tribunal. His conclusion: not well.
January 2014
17
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Los Alamos wasn't the first time that scientists retreated to secret labs.
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The year in nuclear history scholarship.
2013
October 2013
25
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The 37th President had a strange relationship with nuclear weapons — he didn't think they mattered very much.
23
Visions
"At the first sign of any unusual behavior inside the box he was to abandon the automobile and run as far away from it as his legs would carry him..."
September 2013
27
Redactions
New details about a nuclear weapons accident makes it clear how close we came to an accidental, full-yield, megaton-range detonation.
May 2013
31
Visions
The captivating, intimate horror of the American B-29 incendiary raids against Japan during World War II.
2012
December 2012
28A "Restricted Data" stamp from the papers of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Sort of a non-sequitur.
Redactions
A list of scholarship published on nuclear history for the year of 2012.
October 2012
12
Meditations
A new memoir about living next to Rocky Flats and what its perspective might be able to do for nuclear historians.
July 2012
27
Visions
A recent Russian-language book has a treasure trove of rare images of the Soviet atomic bomb project.
23
Meditations
Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas' new book on the Soviet bioweapons program, answers big questions, and raises new mysteries.
 6
Visions
A new comic book series imagines the Manhattan Project as a sci-fi odyssey.
June 2012
15
Visions
Considering the test site of the first Soviet atomic bombs, from 1949 to the present.
January 2012
 2
Meditations
There are two flavors of war today: war from "above" and war from "below." Danger abounds when they cross paths.
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