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The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II / Denise Kiernan.

Kiernan, Denise, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 940 K47 (Text) 79361000102676 Adult Nonfiction - History Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1451617534 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781451617535 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Touchstone paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Touchstone, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-347) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Revelation, August 1945. -- Everything Will Be Taken Care Of: train to Nowhere, August 1943. Tubealloy: the Bohemian Grove to the Appalachian Hills, September 1942. -- Peaches and Pearls: the Taking of Site X, Fall 1942. Tubealloy: Ida and the atom, 1934. -- Through the Gates: Clinton Engineer Works, Fall 1943. Tubealloy: Lise and fission, 1938. -- Bull Pens and Creeps: the Projects Welcome for New Employees. Tubealloy: Leona and success in Chicago, December 1942. -- Only Temporary: Spring into Summer, 1944. Tubealloy: the quest for product. -- To Work. Tubealloy: the couriers. -- Rhythms of Life. Tubealloy: Security, censorship, and the press. -- The One About the Fireflies. Tubealloy: pumpkins, spies, and chicken soup, Fall 1944. -- The Unspoken: Sweethearts and Secrets. Tubealloy: combining efforts in the New Year. -- Curiosity and Silence. Tubealloy: the project's crucial spring. -- Innocence Lost. Tubealloy: hope and the haberdasher, April-May 1945. -- Sand Jumps in the Desert, July 1945 -- The Gadget Revealed -- Dawn of a Thousand Suns -- Life in the New Age.
Summary, etc.:
This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities. All knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The reverberations from their work there, work they did not fully understand at the time, are still being felt today.
Subject: Oak Ridge (Tenn.) > History > 20th century.
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory > History > 20th century.
Women employees > Tennessee > Oak Ridge > History > 20th century.
Women > Tennessee > Oak Ridge > Interviews.
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) > Biography.
Uranium enrichment > History > 20th century.
Official secrets > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Tennessee > Oak Ridge.
World War, 1939-1945 > Tennessee > Oak Ridge.

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