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  • Description: The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the ...

    Description (ebay): . Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.”. (The Boston Globe)“Kiernan’s focus is on the intimate and often strange details of work ...

    Releasedate: 2014-03-11T00:00:01Z

    Isbn: 1451617534

    Manufacturer: Atria Books

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  • Description: The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the ...

    Description (ebay): . Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.”. (The Boston Globe)“Kiernan’s focus is on the intimate and often strange details of work ...

    Releasedate: 2014-03-11T00:00:01Z

    Isbn: 1451617534

    Manufacturer: Atria Books

    Publisher: Atria Books

    Partnumber: black & white illustrations

    Productgroup: Book

    Attributestudio: Atria Books

    Mpn: black & white illustrations

    Label: Atria Books

    Brand: Atria Books

    Binding: Paperback

    Studio: Atria Books

    Model: ManufactureInfo

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. Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.”. (The Boston Globe)“Kiernan’s focus is on the intimate and often strange details of work and life at Oak Ridge. …The Girls of Atomic City brings to light a forgotten chapter in our history that combines a vivid, novelistic story with often troubling science.”.
The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.“The best kind of nonfiction: marvelously reported, fluidly written, and a remarkable story...As meticulous and brilliant as it is compulsively readable.” —Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second CityAt the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever.Drawing from the voices and experiences of the women who lived and worked in Oak Ridge, The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of World War II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. “A phenomenal story,” and Publishers Weekly called it an “intimate and revealing glimpse into one of the most important scientific developments in history.”“Kiernan has amassed a deep reservoir of intimate details of what life was like for women living in the secret city...Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.” —The Washington Post
Categories United States , World War II , Women , State & Local , Women in History , Nuclear , World War II
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Dimensions (LxWxH) 0.06'' x 0.01'' x 0.09''
0.2 cm x 0 cm x 0.2 cm
Weight 0.01 lb (0.004 kg)
Package size (LxWxH) 8.8'' x 6'' x 1.1''
22.4 cm x 15.2 cm x 2.8 cm
1.05 lb (0.476 kg)
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ReleaseDate 2014-03-11T00:00:01Z
ISBN 1451617534
Manufacturer Atria Books
Publisher Atria Books
PartNumber black & white illustrations
ProductGroup Book
AttributeStudio Atria Books
MPN black & white illustrations
Label Atria Books
Brand Atria Books
Binding Paperback
Studio Atria Books
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