The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Denise Kiernan


The New York Times bestseller, now on hand in paperback—an outstanding precise tale of the top-secret international struggle II city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the younger ladies introduced there unknowingly to assist construct the atomic bomb.

“The most sensible form of nonfiction: marvelously mentioned, fluidly written, and a striking story...As meticulous and awesome because it is compulsively readable.” —Karen Abbott, writer of Sin within the moment City

At the peak of worldwide warfare II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, used to be domestic to 75,000 citizens, and fed on extra electrical energy than ny urban, but it was once shrouded in such secrecy that it didn't look on any map. millions of civilians, lots of them younger women from small cities around the united states, have been recruited to this mystery urban, enticed via the promise of strong wages and war-ending paintings. What have been they really doing there? only a few knew. the aim of this mysterious govt undertaking used to be stored a mystery from the surface global and from the vast majority of the citizens themselves. a few questioned why, regardless of the consistent paintings and round the clock task during this makeshift city, did no tangible manufactured from any variety ever appear to go away its guarded gates? the ladies who stored this city operating may discover on the finish of the battle, whilst Oak Ridge’s mystery used to be published and adjusted the realm forever.

Drawing from the voices and stories of the ladies who lived and labored in Oak Ridge, The ladies of Atomic City rescues a extraordinary, forgotten bankruptcy of global battle II from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the days via those girls: their pluck, their wish to give a contribution, and their enduring braveness. “A extra special story,” and Publishers Weekly referred to as it an “intimate and revealing glimpse into the most very important medical advancements in history.”

“Kiernan has accrued a deep reservoir of intimate info of what lifestyles was once like for girls dwelling within the mystery city...Rosie, it seems, did even more than force rivets.” —The Washington Post

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