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

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Fascinating History

I saw an interview with the author Denise Kiernan on the Daily Show and was hooked. This book goes in to the lives of several woman who worked on the Manhattan project during WWII with out knowing what they worked on.

The book is segmented in a way that doesn't al...
I saw an interview with the author Denise Kiernan on the Daily Show and was hooked. This book goes in to the lives of several woman who worked on the Manhattan project during WWII with out knowing what they worked on.

The book is segmented in a way that doesn't always make it easy for the reader to follow. However, that is what the experiences was for these woman. They lived and worked in an environment that was hugely segmented.

This book was hard to put down. Wonderfully written. More people should know about this place in our nations history.

posted by Jane_AustenAP on April 26, 2013

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6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I read the Manhattan project a while back and then saw an interv

I read the Manhattan project a while back and then saw an interview  with Denis Keirnan. Interesting read especially for those of us with WWIi parents.  She tells the story of Oakridge mostly  through the eyes of women who worked there.  Good read.

posted by 5299318 on March 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Enjoyed meeting these women.

    Makes me want to read more about Oak Ridge. Learned a lot.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    The mother of a close friend is in the picture on the cover. Sh

    The mother of a close friend is in the picture on the cover. She worked in Chicago, at Berkeley, at Oak Ridge, and then back at Berkeley as a young chemist. She died never telling a soul what she did during those years - quite an adventure for a rancher's daughter from the plains of South Dakota - except that she used to pipette solutions with her mouth and she always wore a radiation badge. Because of her length of involvement, she undoubtedly understood what was happening. It's a fascinating and remarkable story of the dedication to a particular mission and the role that women had in the war effort.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Detailed personal stories of those who "didn't know what they were doing at the time"

    Denise did an indepth study into the personal lives of several women who experienced being uprooted and moving to a town in Tennessee with no name. I enjoyed the stories but I thought the information dragged on. I think the info could have been done in 100 less pages!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Very informative

    Loved learning the behind the scene story coulf not fathom how i would react after the fact

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