The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Title: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Author: Denise Kiernan
HISTORY MILITARY WW2 KIE
Kiernan traces the astonishing story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities.
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THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY
Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties—The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.
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