"I will feel that the study of this subject is well started, and that fully appropriate
steps for meeting the President's wishes have been taken, if the group selected can
be brought together promptly, and I hope I may soon have indication of your willingness
to serve in this connection."
Vannevar Bush. Letter to Linus Pauling. January 5, 1945.
"I made one great mistake in my life when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt
recommending that atom bombs be made but there was some justification - the danger
that the Germans would make them."
Albert Einstein. As recounted by Linus Pauling. November 16, 1954.
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