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EDWARD TELLER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 28786

EDWARD TELLER The Manhattan Project leader signed this black and white 5x7 photograph Photograph signed: "Edward Teller". B/w, 5x7. Accompanied by unsigned envelope 6½x3½, with postal meter date December 10, 1970.

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EDWARD TELLER The Manhattan Project leader signed this black and white 5x7 photograph Photograph signed: "Edward Teller". B/w, 5x7. Accompanied by unsigned envelope 6½x3½, with postal meter date December 10, 1970. Teller's name is typed above the printed return address of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California. Edward Teller (1908-2003), often referred to as the "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb", was born in Hungary and educated in Germany before fleeing the Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic (fission) bomb, but was already looking forward to the even greater power which might be unleashed by nuclear fusion. Teller influenced U.S. Presidents of both parties with his advocacy of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. Teller made headlines in 1954 when he testified that he, personally, did not trust nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer enough to renew his security clearance. As a result of this hearing, Oppenheimer, another one of the pioneering scientists behind nuclear weapons, had his United States security clearance revoked. In his memoirs, Teller observed: "I deeply regret the deaths and injuries that resulted from the atomic bombings, but my best explanation of why I do not regret working on weapons is a question: What if we hadn't?" Fine condition.

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