I've been thinking about American Ninja Warrior and the development of the atomic bomb. Like you do... The book I've been reading, “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” was written by Richard Rhodes about 35 years ago. Many of the people involved were still alive and he interviewed most of them.
Some very good thoughts here - so true today.
Brent, Mr. Bakken would be proud of you - you got out of physics alive and went on to be a pig farmer and then a successful (I think) writer!