Loved your piece about the Trinity graphic novel this morning, and
thought you might find this interesting. MuckRock has published the FBI files of noted physicist, esteemed
author and all-around geek Richard Feynman.
Feynman and the FBI had an extended encounter after the Bureau
discovered he had been invited to speak at the USSR, which set off a
flurry of investigations into his loyalty — even as he pestered the
State Department for guidance on whether he should or shouldn't go,
guidance they only gave belatedly.
Of particular interest to the FBI was his avid devotion to the art of
lock picking, his high school membership in a socialism club (for
social reasons, he swore), and the fact that he was a godless
scientist who loved his bongo drums.
As always, the original FBI files are available free and unencumbered.
Which all puts me in mind of the outstanding Feynman graphic biography.
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