08/18/19 3:00pm

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“If I had known that the Germans would not succeed in constructing an atom bomb, I never would have moved a finger,” wrote Albert Einstein in his 1950 book, “Out of My Later Years.” He was speaking about a letter from his vacation home on Nassau Point on the North Fork warning President Franklin D. Roosevelt of a breakthrough by Nazi Germany in nuclear fission that could “lead to the construction of bombs, and it is conceivable … extremely powerful bombs of a new type.”

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