How the creation of the atomic bomb led to greater power for the president. Pulitzer-prize-winning author and historian Garry Wills explains why secrecy surrounding the Manhattan Project resulted in unprecedented powers for modern U.S. presidents.

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  • Garry Wills professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University and author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Lincoln at Gettysburg," "Saint Augustine" and "Why I Am a Catholic."

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