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

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

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The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II
Title
The girls of Atomic City
Title remainder
the untold story of the women who helped win World War II
Statement of responsibility
Denise Kiernan
Title variation
Girls of Atomic City: the secret history of the women who built WWII's most powerful weapon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, boomed on U.S military-owned acreage between 1942-1944. Its electricity usage matched that of New York City, and its population reached 75,000 - yet it didn't appear on a single map during World War II. Many new residents were women, recruited at top-dollar wages for positions from chemists to couriers. Sworn to strict secrecy protocols, they were told only that their work would ensure a swift, final World War II victory. The nuclear blast at Hiroshima at last revealed their hidden roles. The Girls of Atomic City brilliantly illuminates a long-overlooked chapter of both World War II and women's history. - Description by Kimberly S. Burton
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10170174
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kiernan, Denise
Dewey number
976.8/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F444.O3
LC item number
K54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Women employees
  • Women
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
  • Uranium enrichment
  • Official secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of the women who helped win World War II
Label
The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II, Denise Kiernan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Touchstone paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451617528
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)854945361
Label
The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II, Denise Kiernan
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Touchstone paperback edition.
Extent
xxi, 373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451617528
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)854945361

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