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FREE DOWNLOAD The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II DOWNLOAD The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II 109 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 cityRosie it turns out did much than drive rivets” The Washington Post I ve been wanting to try this author for a while because I ve also noticed her recent book on the Bilt Estate The Last Castle The Epic Story of Love Loss and American Royalty in the Nation s Largest Home which I will also plan to read I don t read a lot of history but she made it go down easy by alternating between chapters on the backstory of the technology leading to the actual applications of atomic energy and chapters about the characters largely women moving to Oak Ridge for mysterious jobs during World War II I remember reading a book on Nagasaki last year where it talked about how Americans didn t see images from Hiroshima until the 1950s when Life Magazine published some But that didn t mean they didn t hear reports of those bombs the bombs built by pieces manufactured at Oak Ridge right after they were used So many people worked at Oak Ridge not really knowing what they were contributing to Maybe I m not enough of a patriot but I found it pretty upsetting actually Also upsetting the stories of nonconsensual medical testing on some of the African Americans working at the camp including plutonium injections and tooth removal But it is amazing to read about the building of this energy city that didn t officially exist during the war how fast the process moved to creating the elements of these bombs how much science and war technology moved forward during this time And it was nice to see women involved in the process from the scientist forced out of Berlin and then Vienna who made all the connections between some of the ideas and allowing fusion to be a reality instead of a theory to the women with PhDs in physics being employed in their areas of expertise Still others had to stop working as soon as they married and the women were policed by guards at the dorms within Oak Ridge A very interesting muddy time

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II DOWNLOAD The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II 109 Women from small towns across the US 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 foreverDrawing from the Started with a picture that sparked Kiernan s curiosity and resulted in this wonderful book Oak Ridge TN managed to build a complex that employed 75000 people all sworn to secrecy Loved the narrative style of this book and that the book centered on the young woman who worked there as well as staff and others employed in this huge complex The bravery of these young women who left their homes not able to tell their families nor friends where they were going or what they were doing especially during this time period boggles my mind It also touches on the race issues that existed even in this complex and the many people who disappeared from there and were never heard from again Great read on a time and place that few have heard of

  • Paperback
  • 371
  • The Girls of Atomic City The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
  • Denise Kiernan
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9781451617535