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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

J. Samuel Walker

J. Samuel WalkerFormer historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, J. Samuel Walker is the author of five books on the history of nuclear power regulation, including Three Mile Island (2004) and The Road to Yucca Mountain (2009), which received the OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize. He is also the author of Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan (3rd edition, 2016). His most recent books cover the early history of ACC basketball (2011) and the creation of March Madness (2016). He has appeared on network and cable television programs about the atomic bomb, Three Mile Island, and the history of college basketball.



Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and Its Legacy

This lecture was presented at the National Archives at Kansas City in April 2015, sponsored by the Harry S Truman Center for Governmental Affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Truman Presidential Library and Museum.

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